Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Adventures of the Fly #2 - Jack Kirby art, Al Williamson art

Jack Kirby
Adventures of the Fly v1 #2, 1959 - A Joe Simon / Jack Kirby creation, the Fly lacked some of the artistry and panache of their previous efforts. Kirby's bold layouts appear throughout the book, but his pencils are less evident on certain pages. His bold, panoramic center spread is among the highlights. Al Williamson's effort (his only golden age super-hero tale) falls flat compared to his other works from the same era. With the exception of the opening panel and a few others (see 2nd interior page below), his drawings seem less inspired and enthusiastic than usual. This is number 2 of 2 Adventures of the Fly issues with Kirby art and/or covers and number 1 of 1 Adventures of the Fly issues with Williamson art and/or covers.
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"One of our Skyscrapers is Missing" Williamson story pencils (Angelo Torres inks) 4 pages = **
"Marco's Eyes" Kirby story pencils (Joe Simon inks) 8 pages = ***
"The Master of Junk-Ri-La" Kirby story pencils (Joe Simon inks) 5 pages = ***
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Jack Kirby

Al Williamson
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More Williamson posts:
Weird Science-Fantasy v1 #29 ec comic book cover art by Frank Frazetta
Weird Sci-Fantasy #29
Forbidden Worlds #3
Witching Hour #14


More Kirby posts:
Tales of Suspense #4
Our Fight. Forces #161
Tales to Astonish #12

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