Saturday, June 24, 2017

Journey into Mystery #70 - Steve Ditko art, Jack Kirby art & cover

Jack Kirby
Journey into Mystery v1 #70, 1961 - Originally from outer space, a humanoid blob of sand reawakens to threaten the Earth? Why not. Jack Kirby's story is longer than his usual fare on the series, but shows only minimal artistic effort (aside from the opening splash shown below). Much better is Steve Ditko's tale of an ancient heroic statue suddenly come to life. Nicely drawn and detailed, this story opens with a vivid splash page. This story was later reprinted in Kull #12. Other artists in this issue include Paul Reinman. See today's posts or more Ditko, Kirby or Journey Into Mystery issues. See also this blog's Ditko checklist or Kirby checklist.
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Kirby cover pencils (Dick Ayers inks) = **
"The Stone Man" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***
"The Sandman Cometh" Kirby story pencils (Dick Ayers inks) 13 pages = **

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Jack Kirby
Steve Ditko
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More Ditko posts:
Amaz. Spider-man an #2
Thing #15
Journey into Myst. #61
More Kirby posts:
House of Mystery #70
Tales to Astonish #10
Fantastic Four #19

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