Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Remembering Artist Gil Kane

Remembering artist Gil Kane (April 6, 1926 - January 31, 2000) with a look at a couple of special Silver Age covers for DC heroes he worked on in the 1960s....the Atom and Green Lantern!

These were a couple of special issues, highlighted in 2004, when they were reprinted, and new stories and homage covers were produced.

Atom #10 (December-January 1963/1964)

DC Comics Presents: The Atom #1 (October, 2004)

The original cover was by Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson, 2004 cover by Brian Bolland.


Green Lantern #31 (September, 1964)

DC Comics Presents: Green Lantern #1 (September, 2004)



The original cover was by Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson, 2004 cover by Brian Bolland.

Of course, Gil Kane also drew the Secret Origins of Ray Palmer and Hal Jordan, as well as team ups of Atom and Green Lantern with their Golden Age versions.

Brian Bolland, of course (who shares a birthday with Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez....who did similar covers to salute editor Julie Schwartz, who used to use a well designed cover to inspire the comic within) added a little extra bit of his own....casting Julie as an extra in both of his covers!




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