See Stan Lee's page layout on the page's back.
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The old guard sure didn't waste time onthe page erasing the pencils after inking to turn it into a pretty saleable collectible.
Take note Colletta fans !
Here there's a comparation side-to-side between the front and the back, to compare easily Lee's layouts vs Kirby's artwork:
But Lee didn't "sketch" all the pages, as it can be seen in the back of pag. 26:
BTW, in this last page it's curious to check the corrective white paint in the legs and hands of the Thing, which shows doubts about his uniform.
Here there's a comparation of Lee's layouts of pag 12 with the printed page:
It's borrowed from the magazine Pure Images #2 published by Pure Imagination.
I've never bought the idea these are layouts which Kirby used in composing his story. Why are similar examples so rare on other pages from the same issue, and era?
What we know was common was Lee demanded many redraws. More likely the Lee's rough indications were done after Kirby had turned in something quite different. Lee's markings indicate the changes he wanted, which might explain the very heavily erased look of the page. It doesn't look so much like the pencils weren't fully erased, but rather like therte was a completely different drawing at one time.
BTW the zoom function is giving me a lot of trouble. Attempts to move the enlarged image cause it to vanish. Anyone else having the same trouble?
No problem here.
Try to update your flash plugin?
Sounds like low bandwidth. Zoomify breaks the image up to hundreds of small images, helps to prevent anyone from pirating and downloading one big image. If the Flash app hasn't had time to download all the tiles it may go blank. I'd recommend giving it a little longer before moving it. Not sure if you're on broadband but that shouldn't happen on broadband.