Friday, July 22, 2016

Best of Reading Room: STRANGE TALES "When a Planet Dies!"

Hoo Boy! Is it HOT!
We need some cooling off!
But maybe not this much...
This splash page from Marvel's Weird Wonder Tales #22 (1973), was actually a reworking of this (literally) cool story from Strange Tales #97 (1962)!
While the art is credited to Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers, who wrote the tale is not entirely clear.
A number of people, myself included, think it's scripted by Kirby himself.
Bonus: Here's the cover from a previous issue of Weird Wonder Tales that supplied the Dr Druid figure on the reworked splash page...
Art by Jack Kirby, John Romita (Dr Druid's face) and Joe Sinnott
 ...and here's the original art for the splash page!
The production artist "flipped" a stat of the Dr Druid figure and fit it where the bearded aliens are on the original.
To paraphrase "the World's Most Interesting Man", stay cool, my friends!

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