Sunday, December 25, 2011

Continuing Cover Gallery

Continuing the cover galleries I've been posting, the following are three more front cover images from my recently acquired run of Marvel's TALES OF SUSPENSE. More great Silver Age sweetness from the likes of Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, and Don Heck.

Typical cover from Jack Kirby. It was during this period through the late 50s and early 60s when Kirby was producing art at a truly uncanny rate. I've heard that there have been comic book artists who have been as productive as Jack Kirby, but I rather doubt those claims.

More great cover art from the King. I'm wondering who inked this one. If you know, leave a message here.

Stan Lee by and large dialogued the stories after the artists completed writing, plotting, and drawing them. He was a real card when it came to names. Alliteration was his middle name. But he also seemed to enjoy recycling character names, as he would later do with this monster. "Elektro" would later turn up as the name for one of Steve Ditko's villains, Electro, in the Steve Ditko plotted/written/illustrated/imagined masterpiece, The Amazing Spider-Man.

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