Saturday, August 3, 2013
Who's the Best... Inker on John Buscema?
Doug: Given my love affair with the artwork of Big John Buscema, and given our love-in over his work on Avengers #56 just yesterday, and also given that in September I intend to showcase his first two issues on the monthly Conan the Barbarian, I thought it would be fun if we discussed the many men (and women? I don't know, other than his grandaughter, Stephanie) who've put brush over his pencils. Who did you think was a great match, who wasn't, what were some memorable jobs, and so forth. I know this one should be lively, weekend aside. Just in preview of those Conan reviews next month, issue #25 is inked by Sal Buscema and John Severin, and #26 by Ernie Chan. The two books side-by-side could not look more different...
Doug: For those of you curious or without that trained eye, the Avengers cover was inked by Tom Palmer, the Thor page by Tony DeZuniga, and the King Conan splash by Ernie Chan.