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Saturday, 30 April 2016
ASTONISHING TALES COVER & SPLASH PAGE GALLERY...
ASTONISHING TALES was a great little comic, lasting for
36 issues from 1970 to '76. JACK KIRBY had some of his last
work for MARVEL published in the first couple of issues (before
departing for DC - 'though he would return), and WALLY WOOD's
last regular strip for The House Of Ideas featured in #s 1-4. Let's
face it, with artists like Kirby and Wood, as well as BARRY SMITH
and GEORGE TUSKA, the mag got off to a flying start. Here are
the covers and splash pages from the first five issues for your
consideration and enjoyment.
Incidentally, when Wally Wood heard that Jack had defected
to DC, he contacted them to offer his services as inker of Jack's
new mags - only to be told that VINCE COLLETTA had already
been given the gig. Now, I actually like Colletta's inks over Kirby's
pencils, but can you imagine how great the FOURTH WORLD
mags would've looked had they been inked by Woody?
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Posted by Kid at Saturday, April 30, 2016