Tales to Astonish #13 - Jack Kirby art / Steve Ditko art, Kirby art & cover, Ditko art

Jack Kirby
Tales to Astonish v1 #13, 1960 - Far from the lovable character in the Guardians of the Galaxy film, the original Groot intended to uproot an entire village for study on his home planet. Jack Kirby draws the lead feature with his usual gusto. His collaboration with Steve Ditko on the next story, "I Found The Abominable Snowman", seems more polished and a fine melding of both their artistic styles (this was later reprinted in Chamber of Darkness #7). The issue's best work, however, is Ditko's tale of a sculptor who carves a lovely woman out of wood. His renderings show considerable skill and effort, not dissimilar to the actions of the main character. Other artists in this issue include Don Heck.
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Kirby cover pencils (Dick Ayers inks) = **
"I Found The Abominable Snowman" Kirby story pencils / Ditko inks 6 pages = ***
"I Challenged... Groot! The Monster from Planet X" Kirby story pencils (Dick Ayers inks) 5 pages = ***
"My Friend Is Not Quite Human" Ditko story pencils and inks 5 pages = ****

Jack Kirby
Steve Ditko
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