World of Fantasy #19 - Steve Ditko art, Jack Kirby cover

Jack Kirby
World of Fantasy v1 #19, 1959 - Inventing a machine that increases the moon's magnetism, a rogue scientist inadvertently creates havoc on Earth. Flooded with verbose text and dialogue, this disaster tale nonetheless is well drawn. Steve Ditko's layouts are busy, yet appropriate to the story. Most importantly, the artist provides clarity for the often technical jargon. His most attractive pages occur on pages 3-4, where the onset of a worldwide deluge calls for increased detail (see interior page below). On the cover, Jack Kirby uses a side view layout that unfortunately flattens the picture plane. Other artists in this issue include Carl Burgos, Joe Sinnott and Don Heck. This is number 4 of 4 World of Fantasy issues with Ditko art and/or covers and number 5 of 5 World of Fantasy issues with Kirby art and/or covers.
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Kirby cover pencils (Christopher Rule inks) = **
"Deluge" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***

Steve Ditko
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