Friday, September 14, 2012

Weird Mystery Tales #3 - Jack Kirby art, mis-attributed Jim Starlin art

Weird Mystery Tales v1 #3, 1972 - An intriguing image of spontaneous human combustion opens this issue, Jack Kirby's third story originally drawn for Spirit World magazine. His sharply defined style is generally less realistic but more fantastical and emotional. His photo-montage inserted within the story is less successful, but the aforementioned opening splash is effectively enticing. No Jim Starlin art in this issue, despite what some comic book guides say. His work does appear in Weird Mystery Tales #4. Other artists in this issue include Howard Purcell, Jack Abel, Ruben Moriera and Nick Cardy (cover). This is number 3 of 3 Weird Mystery Tales issues with Kirby art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Kirby, Starlin or Weird Mystery Tales issues. See also this blog's Kirby checklist, Starlin checklist or Top 10 Starlin comics.
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"The Burners" Kirby story pencils (Mike Royer inks) 12 pages = ***
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Jack Kirby
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More Kirby posts:
Incredible Hulk v1 #2 marvel comic book cover art by Jack Kirby & Steve Ditko
Incredible Hulk #2
Yellow Claw #4
The Sandman v1 #6 dc bronze age comic book cover art by Jack Kirby, Wally Wood
Sandman #6

More Starlin posts:
Sub-mariner #59
Warlock v1 #13 marvel 1970s bronze age comic book cover art by Jim Starlin
Warlock #13
Special Marvel Edition v1 #16 marvel 1970s bronze age comic book cover art by Jim Starlin
Special Marvel Ed #16

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