Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Kull #14 - Mike Ploog art, Jim Starlin cover

Jim Starlin
Kull the Destroyer v1 #14, 1974 - In a slow degradation over the past few issues, Mike Ploog's artwork reaches a new low. Jack Abel's inks oversimplify the pencils, diminishing its impact and aesthetic appeal. The only saving grace is Jim Starlin's outstanding cover. Boldly composed and precisely rendered, it is one of his finest bronze age covers. Other artists in this issue include Joe Maneely (reprint). This is number 4 of 5 Kull issues with Ploog art and/or covers and number 1 of 1 Kull issues with Starlin art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Starlin, Ploog or Kull issues. See also this blog's Ploog checklist, Starlin checklistTop 10 Ploog comics or Top 10 Starlin comics.
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Starlin cover pencils and inks = ****
"Black Belfry" Ploog story pencils (Jack Abel inks) 15 pages = **
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Mike Ploog
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More Ploog posts:
Haunt of Horror #1
Werewolf by Night #3
Eerie #35

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