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Monday, 24 October 2011
WHEN SUPERMAN WAS A BUDDING SLAPHEAD - (WELL, ALMOST)...
Over on JIM SHOOTER's excellent blog (http://www.jimshooter.com/),
there's currently a discussion on the merits of VINCE COLLETTA's inking
and the reasons why JACK KIRBY's SUPERMAN heads were redrawn. 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 ill-fitting toupee.)
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!)