Krackles's picture
Posted by: Krackles | April 2, 2011

Not Giacoia's work!

I doubt that this cover has been inked by Frank Giacoia.
Dosen't look like his work, the way the black has been spotted, the clothes foldings… even the brushwork lacks his usual powerful confidence!

Sol Brodsky may have had some hand on it though.

Frank Fosco's picture
Posted by: Frank Fosco | April 2, 2011

Not Giacoia's work

I don't think this is the original cover that saw print--either this is a forgery or a recreation. I believe Vince Colletta inked the original version of this--and when I get the chance I'll scan the cover from the Masterworks edition and compare the discrepancies--there are a lot.

Frank Fosco's picture
Posted by: Frank Fosco | April 2, 2011

Not Giacoia's work

Could this be the actual cover touched up? Looks awfully clean for being so old.

Tom Kraft's picture
Posted by: Tom Kraft | April 7, 2011

Re: Not Giacoia's work

Take a look at the original printing in Heritage's larger image (if you have an account): http://comics.ha.com/common/view_item.php?Sale_No=824&Lot_No=43267. The cover looks identical to this one. Looks like the Masterworks version was retouched.

Tom Kraft's picture
Posted by: Tom Kraft | April 7, 2011

Re: Not Giacoia's work!

I agree it doesn't look like Giacoia. Looks like some of Colletta but I agree there is someone else in there too. The Grand Comicbook Database list Giacoia as a corrected credit, see http://www.comics.org/issue/19302/. Not saying its correct but I'd need to get more expert opinions on this.

Frank Fosco's picture
Posted by: Frank Fosco | April 9, 2011

Not Giacoia's work

Okay--I may have referred to a bad stat that was touched up for Marvel Masterworks on this cover. After seeing online the actual comic from 1965 that Tom directed us to, this looks more like the scan of the original cover. The MM was so depleted and broken down that it appeared to me to be inked by Vince Colletta. After viewing the scan again and seeing the actual comic I do believe this is inked solely by Frank Giacoia. At first I said I thought the scan was a forgery or reproduction--I was wrong--it is not. Back at the time the art boards were bigger in scale and Giacoia's inking line weight was lighter. When the art boards got smaller it appears his line weights were heavier--that, or his inking style was just evolving into a slicker style. My bad--didn't mean to start a controversy.

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