6/25/15

Battle #69 - Jack Kirby art & cover

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Battle v1 #69, 1959 - Faced with two oncoming Japanese battleships, a submarine crew goes on the attack against all odds. Layouts and pacing are meticulously planned by Jack Kirby. His panel drawings vary without sacrificing the storytelling. Joe Sinnott's inking opts for a minimum of shadows, making the scenes inside the submarine unusually bright and airy. Kirby's pencils are streamlined and engaging, more so than his overworked cover design. Other artists in this issue include Russ Heath, Carl Burgos and John Severin. This is number 6 of 7 Battle issues with Kirby art and/or covers.
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Kirby cover pencils (Dick Ayers inks) = **
"Doom Under the Deep" Kirby story pencils (Joe Sinnott inks) 6 pages = ***

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2 comments:

  1. "Dick Ayers' inking opts for a minimum of shadows, making the scenes inside the submarine unusually bright and airy."

    According to the footnotes at the end of the post...
    Joe Sinnott inked the story.
    Ayers inked the cover.

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