Saturday, April 16, 2016

Tales of Suspense #39 - Jack Kirby cover, Steve Ditko art

Jack Kirby
Tales of Suspense v1 #39, 1963 - Iron Man makes his astonishing debut in this issue. Unfortunately, Jack Kirby's cover is too simplistic and uninspired. Steve Ditko does far better with his tale, about a modern seafarer who lands on an uncharted island occupied by ancient vikings. His opening splash is minimal, but effective in setting a mysterious tone. Ditko's artwork is skillfully drawn, typical of his superb craftsmanship during the silver age. This story was later reprinted in Creatures on the Loose #22. Other artists in this issue include Gene Colan and Don Heck. See today's posts or more Kirby, Ditko or Tales of Suspense issues. See also this blog's Kirby checklist or Ditko checklist.
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Kirby cover pencils (Don Heck inks) = *
"Gundar" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***
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Steve Ditko
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More Kirby posts:
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