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Wednesday, 11 June 2014
PART TWO OF TALES OF SUSPENSE COVER GALLERY...
Well, folks, here we are again, this time with a belated part
two of our TALES OF SUSPENSE cover gallery - featuring ten,
count 'em - ten great covers from the dawn of the MARVEL AGE.
I'm familiar with a few of these INVINCIBLE IRON MAN images
from when they adorned the covers of a British weekly periodical
called FANTASTIC, published by ODHAMS PRESS in the
late 1960s, but it's great to see the originals.
Some of them look a little rushed to me, but JACK KIRBY
was pencilling almost everything that Marvel was producing at
this time, so, given his workload, it's understandable. Look at #52
- The CRIMSON DYNAMO looks like a midget compared to Iron
Man, but the size of characters in relation to one another was never
Jack's strong point. My favourite cover out of the bunch is, in fact,
#57 by DON HECK - although it's actually a makeshift one con-
sisting of 'cut-ups' from some of the story's interior panels.
Know something? If Marvel were to republish these comics
tomorrow as single issues, I'd buy 'em before any contemporary
comic, even 'though I already have several reprints of each one.
Just what does that tell you about modern comics? Answers on
a postcard please. (Or you can use the comments section.)
Posted by Kid at Wednesday, June 11, 2014