Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Astonishing Tales #2 - Jack Kirby, Wally Wood art


Astonishing Tales v1 #2 featuring Ka-Zar and Dr. Doom, 1970 - Ka-Zar arrives in New York City, his savagery standing out among the populace. Jack Kirby does a nice job with the opening splash, emphasizing the contrast in a bustling hotel lobby. Inexplicably, Ka-Zar's face has been modified by another artist on pages 4-5, breaking consistency. In the second feature, Dr. Doom's android runs amok in his own country of Latveria. Wally Wood's efforts are initially stiff, but improves as the story progresses. His action scenes attract the most interest, especially the Doomsman's head-on collision with a tank (page 5). This story was later reprinted in the Marvel Comics Art of Wally Wood. Other artists in this issue include John Buscema (cover). This is number 2 of 2 Astonishing Tales issues with Kirby art and/or coversand number 2 of 4 Astonishing Tales issues with Wood art and/or covers.
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"Frenzy on the Fortieth Floor" Kirby story pencils (Sam Grainger inks) 10 pages = ***
"Revolution" Wood story pencils and inks 10 pages = ***


Wally Wood


Jack Kirby
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