Sunday, December 22, 2013

Silver Surfer #17 - mis-attributed Barry Windsor Smith cover?

Silver Surfer v1 #17 marvel comic book cover art by Barry Windsor Smith
Silver Surfer v1 #17, 1970 - Some online sources credit Barry Smith for this cover and I initially agreed. After someone pointed out some details, I took a much closer look. The artwork roughly matches his early primitive style. However, the figure drawings themselves seem questionable. Have an opinion? I welcome all comments. Other artists in this issue include John Buscema and Chic Stone. This is number 1 of 1 Silver Surfer issues with Smith art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Smith or Silver Surfer issues. See also this blog's Barry Windsor Smith checklist or Top 10 Smith comics.
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1 comment:

  1. I don't think it's Smith. The Surfer figure doesn't look Kirby-ish enough (early Smith was very Kirby influenced, with Steranko mixed in) and the background figures of Fury and Dum Dum are almost certainly by Trimpe, who produced a slew of covers in this period. The inks may be by Dan Adkins.