Thursday, November 27, 2014

Star Spangled War Stories #180 - Joe Kubert cover, Walt Simonson art

Joe Kubert
Star Spangled War Stories v1 #180 featuring the Unknown Soldier, 1974 - In this sequel to the sci-fi tale in Star Spangled War Stories #170,  a group of futuristic soldiers discover a war machine that survived its initial destruction. Walt Simonson's artwork is more polished and confidently drawn. Layout and pacing are integral to the storytelling. The sliced up panel sequences on page 5 are inventive and devastatingly effective. Simonson's excellent back-up feature is supplemented by his sharp rendition of a Phantom II navy fighter jet. "Return" was later reprinted in The Art of Walt Simonson. Joe Kubert's cover portrays a deadly conundrum for the Unknown Soldier. This is number 3 of 3 Star Spangled War Stories issues with Simonson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Simonson, Kubert or Star Spangled War issues. See also this blog's Kubert checklist or Simonson checklist.
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Kubert cover pencils and inks = ***
"Return" Simonson story pencils and inks 6 pages = ****
"Phantom II" Simonson pin-up pencils and inks 1 page = ****
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Walt Simonson
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More Simonson posts:
Savage Sword #7
Star Spangled.. #170
World of Krypton #3

More Kubert posts:
Tarzan v1 #210 dc bronze age comic book cover art by Joe Kubert
Tarzan #210
Our Army at War #196
Weird War Tales v1 #7 dc bronze age comic book cover art by Joe Kubert
Weird War #7

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