As far as Jewish kings go, Solomon may be the 2nd-most well known, after his father David. One might almost expect a Hollywood film about him to be title "Son Of David". (In fact, the film I did see was SOLOMON AND SHEBA, with Yul Brynner and one of my favorite baddies, George Sanders, as his political rival.)
The story of "Solomon" has been covered 6 times in the BOYS' LIFE series. It was done in the most detail in the 4th version (1982) by artist Frank Bolle, but a crucial episode (and a half) was cut for the 5th version (1992). After that, it only surfaced as a single episode from Anthony Castrillo (in 2005).
August 1955 / art by CREIG FLESSEL
August 1961 / art by IRV NOVICK
January 1971 / art by CURT SWAN
The 2 versions by Frank Bolle are so similar (and brief), I'm going to alternate between each episode for easy comparison.
VERSIONS 4 & 5
April 1982 / art by FRANK BOLLE
That's just not right.
August 1982 / art by FRANK BOLLE
September 1992 / art by FRANK BOLLE
October 2005 / art by ANTHONY CASTRILLO
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Restorations by Henry Kujawa
Read the entire STORIES FROM THE BIBLE series from the beginning!
Read the Wikipedia page on Solomon
As a bonus, here's "Judgement Of Solomon" by GUSTAVE DORE.
September 1961 episode by IRVING NOVICK.