Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Marvel Super-heroes v2 #19 / Ka-Zar - Barry Windsor Smith cover

Barry Windsor Smith
Marvel Super-heroes v2 #19 featuring Ka-Zar, 1969 - In one of his earliest covers, Barry Smith tries his best to emulate Jack Kirby but falls far short. The figure drawing lacks credibility (is Ka-Zar swinging or dangling?) and the layout is uninspired. Stylistically, it looks earlier than the issue's publication date. Within a year, Smith would take over the Ka-Zar feature in Astonishing Tales. These issues would mark a transition in style, comparable to his seminal work on Conan the Barbarian. This is number 1 of 1 Marvel Super-Heroes issues with Smith art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Smith, Ka-zar or Marvel Super-Heroes issues. See also this blog's Smith checklist or Top 10 Smith comics.
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Smith cover pencils (Herb Trimpe inks) = *
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