Showcase v1 #57 featuring Enemy Ace, 1965 - Not only does this issue mark the character's fourth appearance, but his first solo book as well. Joe Kubert's dramatic cover is partially diminished by the abundant text, but he more than compensates on the interiors. Enemy Ace meets his match in a Canadian fighter pilot known as the Hunter. The artist draws each aerial dogfight with a palpable enthusiasm. On page 19, burning Allied planes fall like leaves around a display of war trophies. This clever metaphor conveys the human cost behind Enemy Ace's reputation. This is number 8 of 19 Showcase issues with Kubert art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Kubert or Showcase issues. See also this blog's Joe Kubert checklist. - - - - - - - - - - Kubert cover pencils and inks = *** "Killer of the Skies" Kubert story pencils and inks 24 pages = *** - - - - - - - - - -
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