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Strange Tales #94 - Jack Kirby art & cover, Steve Ditko art

Jack Kirby
Strange Tales v1 #94, 1962 - Two Jack Kirby stories reside in this issue. In the first, a band of alien space pirates arrive on Earth, while in the second, radioactive residue creates a super-intelligent, malevolent weed. Both are competently drawn, though it's interesting to compare the inking styles of Joe Sinnott and Dick Ayers. In a third tale, Steve Ditko presents the mystery of an unknown caller who claims to be from another world. There's a simplicity to his drawings and layouts, but an increased clarity as well. This story was later reprinted in Kull #15.
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Kirby cover pencils (Dick Ayers inks) = **
"Help" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***
"Save Me From the Weed" Kirby story pencils (Dick Ayers inks) 6 pages = ***

"I Was a Decoy for Pildorr: The Plunderer from Outer Space" Kirby story pencils (Joe Sinnott inks) 7 pages = ***

Steve Ditko
Jack Kirby
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