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Monday, 24 October 2011
WHEN SUPERMAN WAS A BUDDING SLAPHEAD - (WELL, ALMOST)...
Images copyright DC COMICS
Every now and again, I'll see a discussion on the merits of VINCE COLLETTA's inking and the reasons why JACK KIRBY's SUPERMAN heads were usually inked by MURPHY ANDERSON.
To me it's always seemed obvious that at least one of the reasons was
that Jack couldn't render ol' Supes' kiss-curl very well, often making
his hair look like a comb-over to hide a receding hairline. (Or an
Don't believe me? Take a look at the stat of the pencilled pic
below and judge for yourself. The words 'ARTHUR SCARGILL'
spring to mind. (Or even 'ISAIAH' - 'cos one 'eyes's higher' than
the other. Boom-boom!)