That splash page contains just about everything I love about the Silver Age. And nobody could draw bony knuckles like Kane.
Is that J.D. Salinger? Looks a lot like him.
Ah, how good to see Old-School DC’s Word-to-go-for “Swell” in this post’s title
It seems like Kane is doing his take on Ditko hands.
The extension and articulation of the fingers is what makes them creepy.
Sid Greene is one of the under-appreciated inkers of the DC Silver Age.
And there is more text on that one page than some whole issues of current comics.
And yet his lab coat is quite wrinkly.
I’m pretty sure local anesthetics don’t work that way.
No one likes a wrinkly hero. The JLA has standards, y’know …
When first seeing that image, why was my first thought: “Ironed Man”.
…… * groan * …..
“Shit! I knew we shouldn’t have gone to House!”
A mad scientist who also runs his own dry-cleaning shop?
Well, all that gear isn’t gonna pay for itself, y’know.
If the plot moved from that to ‘Atomic Iron atomized The Atom by ironing him to another Sci-Fi teeny universe…’
…I’d want that iron in the JLA trophy room. For Grant Morrison to pick up.
(heck, anyone, really. That’s awesome.)