Monday, December 13, 2021

Before The Fact

Sunday Al Williamson Surprise. 

Today I do not only have a new Al Williamson story written by Stan Lee (from Gunsmoke Western #35), but also two other Stan Le written stories from that same issues with two other great artists, Jerry Robinson and Gene Colan. So you can see for yourself how he chose each story for the most suited artist.

In Jerry Robinson's case, it wouldn't surprise me if he allowed the artist to create his own splash panel as an easy way to make some more money (for the artist and himself), which is what he did with Gene Colan later on as well. In fact, if that's the case, these extra splash pages with added dialogue may be the first instance of what would later become the Marvel Method of dialoguing after the pages had been designed.

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