Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Jungle Jim v4 #27 - Steve Ditko / non-attributed Wally Wood art


Jungle Jim v4 #27, 1969 - Steve Ditko contributes three terrific stories in this issue, all of which are enjoyably drawn. Though competently inked, different sources give different credits. Comic book guides have historically credited the inks to one-time Wally Wood assistant, Wayne Howard. The Wally Wood Treasury, however, credits Wood. At closer inspection, details such as the jungle foliage, splashes of water, and facial close-ups are sensitive in their delineations. Howard's later Charlton comics work certainly resembled Wood, but without the finesse and craftsmanship. To me, the stories appear to be primarily Wood with some possible assist from Howard. Anyone want to share their opinion? The cover is redrawn from an interior panel, but appears to be neither Ditko or Wood. This is number 3 of 3 Jungle Jim issues with Wood art and/or covers and number 2 of 3 Jungle Jim issues with Ditko art and/or covers.
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"Reptile God of Lost Island" Ditko story pencils / Wood story inks 8 pages
= ***
"The Beast Man and the Man Beast"
Ditko story pencils / Wood inks 7 pages = ***
"Winged Fury" Ditko story pencils / Wood inks 6 pages
= ***

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