Thursday, February 7, 2013

DC Comics Presents #84 - Jack Kirby art & cover, Alex Toth art

Jack Kirby
DC Comics Presents v1 #84, 1985 - Discovering a sinister-looking Kryptonian symbol, the Challengers of the Unknown seek Superman's help in translating it. Both Alex Toth and Jack Kirby provide story pencils, but their respective styles openly clash. Toth's portion (pages 3-9) was originally slated for Adventure Comics #498 before its cancellation. His layouts are creative but the drawings are poorly executed. Even more unfortunate, Kirby's mis-proportioned figures reveal the struggles of an artist in his twilight years. This is number 1 of 1 DC Comics Presents issues with Kirby art and/or covers and number 1 of 1 DC Comics Presents issues with Toth art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Toth, Kirby or DC Comics Presents issues. See also this blog's Kirby checklist or Toth checklist.
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Kirby cover pencils (Greg Theakson inks) = *
"Give Me Power, Give Me Your World" Kirby story pencils (Greg Theakson inks) 14 pages = *, Toth story pencils (Greg Theakson inks) 7 pages = **
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Jack Kirby

Alex Toth
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More Toth posts:
Best Romance #5
Jace Pearson #16
Roy Rogers #120

More Kirby posts:
First Love Illus. #70
Justice Inc. v1 #2 dc bronze age comic book cover art by Jack Kirby
Justice Inc. #2
Astonishing Tales #1

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