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Now that's a Splash!!!
Bold n' juicy Royer brushwork- with no loss of the mass that Jack's work suffered from with other inkers...
Who Needs Disaster like Coletta's inks when we can enjoy King Kirby inked by Royal Royer?
If you zoom in and look at various parts of this piece you can see where Mike's line-work is bleeding on the paper surface. I wonder if this is an example of the paper Jack drew on that Mike often complained about, having to literally iron the pages so he could ink them.
I saw a Manhunter page inked by Bruce Berry that had this problem, worse than this page. Maybe Bruce didn't know about the ironing trick. And it was a rock-steady inking job, full of long, parallel force lines. How infuriating.