World of Fantasy #16 - Al Williamson, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby art

World of Fantasy v1 #16, 1959 - A trio of great artists contribute to this single issue. Steve Ditko tells of an aged professor who unwisely releases a mythical genie from a magic lamp. Jack Kirby gives readers a glimpse of prison sentences in the distant future. Finally, Al Williamson chronicles the negative effects on a society endowed with a time machine. All three artists do a splendid job with both the art and layouts. Despite their vastly different styles, Ditko's expressiveness, Kirby's mechanics and Williamson's stark realism (see interior page below) excel on their own merits. Other artists in this issue include Carl Burgos (cover). This is number 2 of 2 World of Fantasy issues with Williamson art and/or covers, number 1 of 4 World of Fantasy issues with Ditko art and/or covers and number 2 of 5 World of Fantasy issues with Kirby art and/or covers.
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"Beware the Future" Williamson story pencils and inks 4 pages = ***
"Prison 2000 A.D." Kirby story pencils (Christopher Rule inks) 5 pages = ***
"Arise, Oh Geni" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***

Steve Ditko
Al Williamson
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