Monster of the Day #1308 Updated on March 11, 2016 By Ken Begg 17 Comments Not much doubt who drew this. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1551 (Apr 19, 2017) Monster of the Day #1550 (Apr 18, 2017) Monster of the Day #1549 (Apr 17, 2017) Monster of the Day #1548 (Apr 14, 2017) Monster of the Day #1547 (Apr 13, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Galaxy Jane Don’t tell me. Silvestri, right? :) Gamera977 Well, at least Jimmy seems to be the victim here, I’m guessing he was bit and cursed with vampirism? Beckoning Chasm This looks like the one where they found an artificial planet populated by the old Universal monsters. Gamera977 Created by Toyman? ;) Flangepart The DC universe. Where absurdity party’s down with it’s bad self, and is o-key with that! bgbear_rnh Never liked the “mod” look in Vampires. I expect my Eastern European Aristocracy to be well coiffed and oiled. Eric Hinkle Is that supposed to be a werewolf grabbing Jimmy? Looks more like a Moreau-esque lion-man to me. Eric Hinkle And Supes is thinking, ‘Do I save him, or just hurl him into the Sun and end all the problems he causes me?’ bgbear_rnh Put ’em up, put ’em up! Which one of you first? I’ll fight you both together if you want. I’ll fight you with one paw tied behind my back. I’ll fight you standing on one foot. I’ll fight you with my eyes closed… Luke Blanchard The vampire has a werewolf flunky, like Tesla in THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1943). Gamera977 Yeah, I was thinking Cowardly Lion. Beckoning Chasm The size of the vampire, and the way his head is shaped makes me wonder if Kirby was trying to draw a Frankenstein and the editors convinced him to change it to a Dracula. Cullen Waters I like Kirby’s early stuff (specifically Early Marvel) so much better than his later works. Something about his line work seems too heavy for me. Too full. He still could make some interesting characters (Big Barda and Mr. Mircale, say, as well as Darkseid) but I can’t dig the art. Marsden How long do you stay fresh in that can? Luke Blanchard I (usually) like his later work, but I can’t blame you. His work became very stylised, and his later inkers didn’t play his stylistic tics down. According to the GCD the above cover was mostly inked by Mike Royer, but Neal Adams did Superman. Cullen Waters I heard DC redrew Kirby’s Superman a lot, which really kind of blows my mind. Why are you hiring this guy if you’re going to do that? Really seems insulting to me. Luke Blanchard Superman’s and Jimmy’s heads in the stories were redone by Al Plastino and Murphy Anderson. It puzzles me DC thought it mattered so, as the other artists didn’t all draw Superman exactly the same. But he was usually handsome, and Kirby’s men weren’t always. Perhaps he was only sometimes too off-model, but that meant replacing all the heads so he’d look consistent. Anderson also redid Superman’s heads in LOIS LANE stories pencilled by Werner Roth, and there are a couple of cases where heads were replaced on covers by other artists (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #59, LIMITED COLLECTORS’ EDITION #C-41 starring the Super Friends).