Cannonball !!!!!

Making a Splash has been a great exercise, it was fun and I learned a lot. I’d say the biggest surprise for me was the sheer power of Jack Kirby, I mean I knew it already but I just didn’t know the magnitude of his power, mad respect for the King.

I want to highlight some of my favourites from this past year, these are not in any order and they are not based on any artistic merit, they are just some of the ones that left strong impressions.

Walter Durajlija
Walter Durajlija

Walter Durajlija is an Overstreet Advisor and Shuster Award winner. He owns Big B Comics in Hamilton Ontario.

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  1. Great finale! Why don’t I remember a couple of those? Two Hangmans, Fuji deserves it. And Steranko makes even sixties romance stunning to look at. I remember picking that issue up off the stands, anything he touched we all wanted. His work was up there with Frazetta for us in the sixties.

    Beautiful Spirit piece too, captures the essence of what Eisner did somoften with his sexy femme fatales. Nice to see a modern work here.

  2. Great column Walt! I don’t know if you really had a clunker all year long but these really are the cream of the crop! Thanks for another enjoyable year and thanks to everybody who commented! What a great forum!

  3. Boy , seeing that last piece of art by Darwyn Cooke really tugged on my heart strings . He was such an amazing talent , gone way too soon ! his Catwoman run was outstanding . I’m going to dig out my copies of the 6 issue run of The New Frontier .I haven’t read it since it came out . I didn’t start to read comics until 1968 , so , reading this mini gave me some idea of what young boys felt at the awe and wonder of reading the Silver Age at its’ beginning .

    Can’t wait to see what’s in store for us next week , Walter !

    happy New Year to all of you reading this ! may 2021 be better for all of us , and maybe we can go to some comic-cons in the late summer or early fall again !

  4. I continue to beg to differ with the competing manager (who upon reflection I believe is _not_ Ricky), and I am glad to see those truly terrific and sensational legs made it to the finals. A belated many thanks for opening my eyes.

  5. Great selection of splashes. I love the Russ Heath b/w line work, the Ditko piece which invokes The Question, the MLJ selections, the Rocket Comics White for the nice b/w interiors and, saved for last, all those incredible splashes featung great leg shots. It seems modern comics have veered away from cheesecake, due to political correctness. That makes columns like these even more enjoyable.

    Happy New Year, everyone. ☺

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