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Tuesday, 22 July 2014
CRIVENS! JACK KIRBY'S CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN COVER & IMAGE GALLERY - PART THREE...
Now we're into the good stuff. WALLY WOOD takes JACK KIRBY's superb storytelling prowess to even greater levels with his sublime delineation of DC COMICS' CHALLENGERS Of The UNKNOWN. "Greater than the sum of its parts" is a bit of a cliche, but never was it more true than when Kirby and Wood were combined on the art duties of this iconic comicbook from the '50s.
As great as JOE SINNOTT, VINCE COLLETTA and MIKE ROYER were (and I know we'll get some stick over the inclusion of VC's name there), no one ever enhanced Kirby's art better than Wally Wood did - bar none. (ALFREDO ALCALA did a great job inking JK's pencils on DESTROYER DUCK, and had Jack been at the top of his game at the time, the results would've been comparable to his Wood-inked Challs pages. They almost were - but not quite.)
Anyway, that's my opinion on the matter. Feel perfectly free to disagree in the comments section - or even just say what your favourite Challengers cover is. Go on - be the first!
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, July 22, 2014