Sunday, January 5, 2014

Thunder Agents #14 - Steve Ditko / Wally Wood art

Thunder Agents v1 #14 tower silver age 1960s comic book cover art
T.h.u.n.d.e.r. Agents v1 #14, 1967 - In the city's artsy village district, Dynamo and the superhuman Andor battle for supremacy. Amid the destruction, the script is curiously light-hearted and full of puns. Steve Ditko's pencils and Wally Wood's inks work together seamlessly, regardless of tone. Among the highlights: Dynamo breaks through several floors of a building, creating a naturally vertical sequence for the reader (page 8). Other artists in this issue include Ogden Whitney, John Giunta and Gil Kane (art & cover). This is number 14 of 18 Thunder Agents issues with Wood art and/or covers (not including reprints) and number 3 of 6 Thunder Agents issues with Ditko art and/or covers.
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"Return Engagement" Ditko story pencils / Wood inks 10 pages = ***
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Thunder Agents v1 #14 tower silver age 1960s comic book page art by Wally Wood, Steve Ditko
Steve Ditko / Wally Wood
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2 comments:

  1. Its possible that Wood provided layouts for the Ditko story. In looking over many Tower stories the layouts follow a particular style, such as verticle panels that are similar to Wood solo stories. These layouts occur on artists as diverse as Dick Ayers and Paul Reinman.

    Nick Caputo

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  2. That's entirely possible. As I understand it, he was the editor and artistic director at Tower, and created most of its characters. Jack Kirby provided hundreds of layouts for Marvel in the early 1960s so it's not unprecedented. Wood is one of the great ones, though in my opinion his strengths lie in his draftsmanship rather than his compositions.

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