Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fun to just look at.

I spend a lot of time in my "History of the Marvel Universe" posts raving about how good Jack Kirby's art work is. Today, let's jump over to DC comics to look at an example of just how true this is.  Here's a 2-page splash panel from Kamandi, Last Boy on Earth (November 1974). Kamandi is fighting for intelligent dolphins in their war against the killer whales. Both sides are using human mercenaries and Kamandi is trying to bring down the whales' best warrior.

But even taken out of context with the rest of the story, this panel is just plain fun to look at, isn't it? The slightly off-center perspective is perfect, while the design of the bad guy's water-jet thingie is imaginative and unique.

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