Monday, October 31, 2011

Man-Ape! by Don Heck (1954)

Weird Terror #10 (1954); Art by Don Heck
A Halloween Treat from the Atomic Surgeons who've been too busy wrestling with the Iron Curtain of Time in the deep past to post much recently.

The under-appreciated (often maligned) Don Heck was one of the masters of horror back in the 50's, producing some of the most over the top covers of the day reigned in only by his superb sense of design and ink work. Despite Stan Lee's insistence on having him draw some of the top Silver Age Marvel books (The Avengers, X-Men), Heck was always a better fit for stories set in the real world, ala Milton Caniff who was a big influence on his drawing style. With his flair for drawing great looking woman (he defined Iron Man's Pepper Potts) and a noir-like sensibility to his art, Heck would probably have flourished on a comic strip like Secret Agent Corrigan


My new all-time favourite panel! Great colours!