Monday, February 27, 2012

Blast-Off #1 - Jack Kirby / Al Williamson art, Williamson art, Kirby cover

Jack Kirby
Blast-Off v1 #1 presents the 3 Rocketeers, 1965 - One of the few Harvey sci-fi titles, this issue boasts four stories by Al Williamson. His two pencilled efforts, inked respectively by Reed Crandall, Roy Krenkel and Angelo Torres, are impressively realistic and sophisticated. By contrast, his two collaborations with Jack Kirby are more graphically rendered but fascinating in their own right (see also their team-ups on Race for the Moon). A single page Goodyear Aerospace ad by Neal Adams also appears, commonly found in other Harvey issues from the era. "The Little Earth" was later reprinted in The Art of Al Williamson. This is number 1 of 1 Blast Off issues with Kirby art and/or covers, number 1 of 1 Blast Off issues with Williamson art and/or covers and number 1 of 1 Blast Off issues with Torres art and/or covers.
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Kirby cover pencils (Joe Simon inks) = **
Kirby intro pencils / Williamson inks 1 page = ***
"Lunar Goliaths" Kirby story pencils / Williamson inks 5 pages = ***
"The Great Moon Mystery" Kirby story pencils / Williamson inks 5 pages = ***
"The Space Court" Williamson story pencils (Angelo Torres, Roy Krenkel inks) 5 pages = ***
"The Little Earth" Williamson story pencils (Reed Crandall inks) 5 pages = ****
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Blast Off v1 #1 harvey science fiction 1960s silver age comic book page art by Al Williamson
Al Williamson
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