Saturday, November 12, 2016

Race for the Moon #2 - Jack Kirby / Al Williamson art & cover

Jack Kirby / Al Williamson
Race for the Moon v1 #2, 1958 - Jack Kirby's cover works perfectly in sync with the masthead, although I prefer the interior page it was borrowed from. Al Williamson provides the inks over Kirby's pencils throughout the issue, resulting in some exceptionally drawn pages. The pairing of these two artists is not only a rarity, but their disparate styles work unexpectedly well together. Additionally, neither Kirby nor Williamson tend to dominate in the final product. Out of the four splendid stories, "Lunar Trap" is marginally better than the rest. This is number 2 of 3 Race for the Moon issues with Kirby art and/or covers and number 1 of 2 Race for the Moon issues with Williamson and/or covers. See today's posts or more Kirby, Williamson or Race for the Moonn issues See also this blog's Kirby checklist or Williamson checklist.
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Kirby cover pencils / Williamson inks = ***
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ntro page Kirby pencils / Williamson inks = ***
"Thing on Sputnik" Kirby story
pencils / Williamson inks 5 pages = ****
"Lunar Trap"
Kirby story pencils / Williamson inks 5 pages = ****
"Island in the Sky"
Kirby story pencils / Williamson inks 5 pages = ****
"Face on Mars"
Kirby story pencils / Williamson inks 5 pages = ****
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Jack Kirby / Al Williamson
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More Williamson posts:
Cheyenne Kid #13
Somerset Holmes #1
Alarming Tales #5


More Kirby posts:
Mister Miracle v1 #3 dc 1970s bronze age comic book cover art by Jack Kirby
Mr. Miracle #3
Captain America v1 #106 marvel comic book cover art by Jack Kirby
Captain America #106
Strange Tales… #7

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