Friday, November 18, 2016

Tales to Astonish #12 - Jack Kirby / Steve Ditko art, Kirby cover, Ditko art

Jack Kirby
Tales to Astonish v1 #12, 1960 - Searching for the missing link, a expedition stumbles upon a primitive world full of enormous creatures. Jack Kirby combines the characteristics of a gorilla and monkey, creating a gargantuan primate. As usual, his pencils are adventurous, further enhanced by Steve Ditko's fine inking (this story was later reprinted in Monsters on the Prowl #9). Ditko himself contributes to a tale of a man isolated in a spherical craft. As time progresses, his boredom is interrupted by an attack from a nightmarish monster. His canny page designs begin with an excellent splash page of the two main characters. These layouts,along with his detailed drawings, makes this story a standout. Other artists in this issue include Don Heck and Paul Reinman. See today's posts or more Ditko, Kirby or Tales to Astonish issues. See also this blog's Kirby checklist or Ditko checklist.
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Kirby cover pencils (Dick Ayers inks) = ***
"I Discovered Gorgilla" Kirby story pencils / Ditko inks 7 pages = ***
"A Monster Waits Outside" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = ****
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Jack Kirby / Steve Ditko
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More Ditko posts:
Gorgo v1 #2 charlton monster comic book cover art by Steve Ditko
Gorgo #2
Haunted #8
Crime and Justice #18

More Kirby posts:
World of Fantasy #18
Our Fight. Forces #160
Astonishing Tales #2

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