Monday, August 6, 2012

Giant-size Man-Thing #1 - Mike Ploog art & cover, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby reprints

Giant-size Man-Thing v1 #1 marvel 1970s bronze age comic book cover art by Mike Ploog art
Mike Ploog
Giant-size Man-Thing v1 #1, 1974 - Regular series artist Mike Ploog illustrates the Man-Thing's first giant-size annual (his second-longest bronze age tale after Marvel Spotlight #2). Two splash pages accompany the many spacious panels within the story. His drawings lack definition on certain pages, but his best work occurs on the climactic fight scene on pages 30-32. Ploog captures the same scene on the cover, but with more impact, excitement and visual appeal. Reprints from Jack Kirby (Strange Tales #67 and Tales of Suspense #15) and Steve Ditko (Amazing Adult Fantasy #11) round out the book. This is number 1 of 1 Giant Size Man-Thing issues with Ploog art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Ploog, Kirby, Ditko or Man-Thing issues. See also this blog's Kirby checklistDitko checklistPloog checklist or Top 10 Mike Ploog comics.
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Ploog cover pencils and inks = *****
"When the Last Flame Dies" Ploog story
pencils (Frank Chiaramonte inks) 25 pages = ***
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Giant-size Man-Thing v1 #1 marvel 1970s bronze age comic book page art by Mike Ploog art
Mike Ploog
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More Ploog posts:
Werewolf by Night #14
Marvel Spotlight #4
Man-Thing #10

More Ditko posts:
Thing #15
Legion of SH #281
Amazing Spider-man v1 #1 1963 marvel comic book cover art by Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko
Amaz. Spider-man #1

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