Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Captain Action

CAPTAIN ACTION is back and being merchandized like crazy these days but here's a page of original art from Woody's sixties version for DC. Here he inks Gil Kane's lovely pencils for issue two.


  1. If there is a criticism I'd make against Wood's artwork, it's that it can be static. But you take his lush finishes and layer them over a master of movement like Kane and you have a real masterpiece, the best of both worlds for both men.

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  2. I once did an entire comic-book story using Gil Kane swipes. It taught me some things. For one, I gained more of an "appreciation" for what he was doing (even if I still didn't particularly like his work). For another, it proved he and I were on totally different wavelenghts. A real "clash" not only of styles, but mindsets.

    But you put Wally Wood on top of Kane... WOW. But then, Wood may be the sngle best inker the biz has ever seen. He could make Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Gene Colan, ALL look fabulous, and somehow, never really "smother" their style. That takews a SPECIAL kind of talent most "stylists" just don't have.

    By the way, I followed that project I described with a book done with Ditko swipes. What a shock. Apparently, he & I ARE on the same wavelength... or at least, much closer than me and Kane were. (I did the entire thing trying to ink like Joe Sinnott, too... imagine that! Ditko-Sinnott!)