Sunday, January 5, 2014

Reading Room TALES TO ASTONISH "I Found the Abominable SnowMan" Conclusion

Art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers
...reality TV show producer Victor Cartwright stops at nothing to get ratings, even faking some of the wonders he shows on the cathode screen!
When he publicly promises to deliver film of the legendary Abominable SnowMan, Cartwright dons a furry costume to fake some footage.
But things go terribly wrong when a huge furry creature captures him and takes him via an advanced drilling ship into the depths of the Earth, where Victor discovers...
Whatever happened to the stranded lizard-man?
The cover art above was reused, but not for a reprint of the story you just read!
When it appeared on the cover of Marvel's Where Creatures Roam #5 (1970)...
Art by Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers with additions by Marie Severin
..it was to cover-feature a reprint of a different furry character (also drawn by Kirby and Ayers) that had it's own cover when it appeared in Tales to Astonish #18!
Why didn't they use that art?
Most likely, the original photostats and printing films of that cover had been lost, so Marvel decided to modify the art for TtA #24 that they did have stats for!

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