Saturday, November 3, 2012

DC Super-Stars #16 - Don Newton art & cover (1st Star Hunters)


DC Super-Stars v1 #16 featuring Star Hunters, 1977 - The Star Hunters mark their first appearance, led by an Errol Flynn-like character named Donovan Flint. This giant issue boasts an impressive story length of over thirty pages. Don Newton's drawings are sound and his layouts paced accordingly. Bob Layton is usually a sympathetic inker to Newton's pencils, but here his inks vary widely in quality. Many pages are beautifully rendered, while others (like the opening splash) seem lacking. What could have been an great Newton piece becomes a merely good one. The adventures of these space heroes continue in Star Hunters #1. This is number 1 of 1 DC Super-Stars issues with Newton art and/or covers. See today's posts or more NewtonDC Super-Stars or Star Hunters issues. See also this blog's Don Newton checklist.
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Newton cover pencils (Bob Layton inks) = **
"The Star Hunters"
Newton story pencils (Bob Layton inks) 34 pages = ***
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2 comments to date:

Danman said...

The page you included is of EC caliber.

Teddy I @ Pencil Ink said...

That's high praise indeed.

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