The Whyos

The Whyos were an Irish gang who chanted the word ‘whyo’ in imitation of large birds to frighten others.

i found this comic on ebay, and liked the art. when i checked it out on either Grand Comics Database or Comic Book Museum and somebody thought it might be Jack Cole.

i’m not an expert on Cole by any means, and i see some similarities, even in the lettering, to Cole’s classic True Crime books, but i don’t think it’s him. i poked around and found a guy named John Spranger who i was totally unfamiliar with, but he worked closely with both Eisner and Cole. Feiffer said he drew better than Eisner and contemporaries said his work with Cole was indistinguishable from straight Cole. From the few samples i saw of his work, i think this is possibly him