Sunday, January 22, 2017

Tales to Astonish #15 - Jack Kirby art & cover, Steve Ditko art

Jack Kirby
Tales to Astonish v1 #15, 1961 - One of Jack Kirby's silliest creations, the Blip is an alien comprised of pure electricity. But is he friend or foe to humanity? Kirby's art seems less enthused this issue, but Steve Ditko's tale more than compensates. In it, an ambitious professor forces a reclusive old witch to give him the power of invisibility. Ditko shows no lack of effort, crafting each panel with care. His use of open panels add an ethereal quality, culminating in the final panel. This story was later reprinted in Chamber of Darkness #8. Other artists in this issue include Don Heck.
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Kirby cover pencils (Dick Ayers inks) = **
"I Learned the Dread Secret of the Blip" Kirby story pencils (Dick Ayers inks) 7 pages = **
"I Am The Invisible" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = ****

Jack Kirby
Steve Ditko
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