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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 later return), and WALLY WOOD's last regular strip for 'The House Of Ideas' featured in numbers 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