Thursday, September 15, 2011

Monsters on the Prowl #9 - Barry Windsor Smith art, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby reprints, Kirby cover reprint

Monsters on the Prowl v1 #9, 1971 - Continued from the series Chamber of Darkness, this issue features a relatively early work by Barry Windsor Smith. The artist was primarily a penciller during the bronze age, making this tale of a domineering archeologist a rare inking job. While minimally competent, it unfortunately lacks any semblance of Smith's style. If not for the opening credits, his contribution would have been indistinguishable. This story was later reprinted in Giant-size Chillers v2 #3. On the positive side, the issue contains reprints from Tales to Astonish #12 (Jack Kirby) and Journey Into Mystery #78 (Kirby/Steve Ditko). This is number 1 of 1 Monsters on the Prowl issues with Smith art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Smith or Monsters on the Prowl issues. See also this blog's Kirby checklist, Smith checklist. Ditko checklist or Top 10 Smith comics.
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"Desert Scream" Smith story inks (Jay Hawk pencils) 6 pages = *
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Barry Windsor Smith
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More Smith posts:
Tower of Shadows #5
Conan the Barbarian v1 #2 marvel comic book cover art by Barry Windsor Smith
Conan #2
Marvel Comics Pres. #72

More Ditko posts:
Thunder Agents v1 #18 tower silver age 1960s comic book cover art
Tunder Agents #18
Amaz. Spider-man #11
Tales to Astonish #12

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