Tuesday, 22 July 2014

CRIVENS! JACK KIRBY'S CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN COVER & IMAGE GALLERY - PART THREE...


Images copyright DC COMICS

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 com-
bined 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!
  







2 comments:

Phil S said...

How did I miss this post ! Love that art! Specially the Wood inks.

Kid said...

How indeed, PS? And I did it just for you (he lied). It's a shame Wood didn't ink Kirby's FF. Now that would've been something.

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