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Friday, March 11, 2011

WGSH Unpublished Sunday Strip - 1978

This is an unpublished Sunday from the World's Greatest Superheroes strip (click to see a bigger version). This is--was--the oldest piece in my "To Post" folder, and for the life of me I can't remember how I got it, or why it was unpublished.

One thing I learned from seeing this is, even though I still think George Tuska was not a great superhero artist (he was a great comic book artist, but someone who I think was marginalized a bit when superheroes pretty much took over comics), his work was so much better in its original pencil form.

Maybe he was just subjected to bad (or, at the very least, indifferent) inkers, but I can really get behind the stuff I see here, even with Aquaman's perm.


Wings1295 said...

If this had been published, it would have been cool to see Aquaman in full Sunday color!

Wings1295 said...

AND he is the one to question why Savage would detail his plan to them! You are the man, Mr. Curry!

Earth 2 Chris said...

Add Tuska to the long list of classic comic artists who were never inked well. I was never a big fan, but this changes my opinion quite a bit. I especially like his Wonder Woman.


Neal P said...

Let's face it: the strip was inked by Vince Colletta. Can't get more indifferent than that!

Joseph Brian Scott said...

Yeah, lots more shading, expression, character in the pencilled stuff. I'm like you; I grew up not really appreciating Tuska much, but lately I've looked back at the stuff he did in the early 70's, especially his Legion work, and actually kind of dig it.