Comic Book Cats, number 144: Atom the Cat #17

Comic Book Cats, number 144: Atom the Cat #17, drawn by George Wildman and written by Joe Gill, published by Charlton Comics in August 1959.
I previously spotlighted Atom the Cat artwork by Maurice Whitman. This time we have an Atom the Cat story drawn by Charlton Comics mainstay George Wildman, who was also adept at drawing funny animal comics. Here are the first and last pages of “Rodeo Riot.”
In addition to illustrating numerous stories for Charlton over the decades, George Wildman was the main editor at the publisher from 1971 to 1985. One of his regular assignments as Charlton was drawing the Popeye comic book, and after it was canceled he continued to draw the character when Gold Key / Western picked up the license. After Charlton folded in 1985, Wildman went into children’s book illustration. He passed away in May 2016 at the age of 88.

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