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Tuesday, 9 February 2016
KID'S KLASSIC (KIRBY) KOMIC KOVERS - JIMMY OLSEN #145...
This cover is a bit of a rarity, in that it's one (the first, in fact) of only two instances (that I know of)) where MURPHY ANDERSON completely inked a page of JACK KIRBY's art. (The second, inked long-after Jack had passed away, was published in an ish of The Jack Kirby Collector a few years ago.) Oddly, the above cover's inks were credited to VINCE COLLETTA in the second of two volumes of collected JIMMY OLSEN tales back in 2004. (Not an easy mistake to make, I would've thought.) Although I'm a fan of Colletta-inked JK pages, I've got to admit that the above cover makes me wish Murphy had inked the complete run of Olsen books - and can you just imagine what he'd have done on Jack's pencils on MARVEL's FF? Wow!
(There's perhaps a hint of Colletta in FLIPPA-DIPPA's face, so I wonder if he was involved in the page before Murphy at some stage. It looks predominantly Anderson to my eyes 'though.)
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, February 09, 2016