12/6/12

Daredevil #50 - Barry Windsor Smith art & cover

Daredevil v1 #50 marvel 1960s silver age comic book cover art by Barry Windsor Smith
Barry Windsor Smith
Daredevil v1 #50, 1969 - A robotic threat from Star Saxxon proves more than a challenge for Daredevil. Curiously, his foe is mis-colored on the cover and has a somewhat different costume than the inside. The first of several issues by Barry Smith, his artwork is representative of his earliest efforts for Marvel. His emulation of comics veteran Jack Kirby is obvious, but primitive and poorly drawn. The cover layout mostly fails to elicit excitement or interest. Smith's only saving grace is his interior pages, which display a youthful enthusiasm. Kudos to inker Johnny Craig, who does his best to add polish and clarity. This is number 1 of 6 Daredevil issues with Smith art and/or covers.
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Smith cover pencils (Johnny Craig? inks) = *
"If In Battle I Fall"
Smith story pencils (Johnny Craig inks) 20 pages = **

Daredevil v1 #50 marvel 1960s silver age comic book page art by Barry Windsor Smith
Barry Windsor Smith
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