ya know...Hembeck is a great cartoonist. I don't feel he gets enough credit. He's been around for so long...folks pay him no mind. But every time I see his stuff...I look and I love it.
I dig Fred Hembeck's stuff....!His omnibus is the best...chock full of puns, laughs, history.
I cannot speak for others but for me, Fred gets HUGE credit. His work is just so clever and funny! I hadn't seen this before but in light of Marvel's decision to turn Rawhide gay, the captions, ...heck, even the poses seem to take on a new humorous turn under that great Hembeck style.
I really love Fred Hembeck. He has an easily recognizible style. You look at his work and you know immediately that you're look at Fred Hembeck artwork. Plus, he's funny.