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« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2006, 09:37:58 PM »

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Put me down as a Klein man all the way.  Though Murph is a close second.

My disdain for Colletta is well documented in other threads here.  Apparently he figured the key was to aim for quantity over quality, to put it nicely.  Somewhat understandable, really, when you consider few old-timers could have imagined the average comic book would "live" longer than the one month it was released.  Why make "art" that'll be out of circulation in a few week's time?

The ultimately irony is that because of Vinnie's mindset, and because it was so in sync with that of the guys in the suits (who only want to get product out, not make it good), Colletta ended up as DC's Art Director for a while.  Talk about irony!  :shock:


He's always come in for huge criticism on these boards. I also remember he used to get a hammering on the old DC message boards. I only know what I see when I look at a page. Does he get any credit for actually being a comics professional? Did he ever erase those pencil lines in the same spirit as an editor might trim away words from a script? Could the man draw and was he just in a terrible hurry all the time? I'm having trouble believing a comics pro can be ALL bad.
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« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2006, 12:19:45 AM »

Well, it seems not many liked his inking... it could just be that he worked fast and that means working cheap.

Nothing against him as a person... just his inking was, well, overpowering.
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« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2006, 02:20:57 AM »

those quotes were from actual pros that worked with him, BTW.

So, yes he really was all bad, his only shining light was that he was the guy who gave Frank Miller his 1st break.

Now, some of you may hate him even more now, LOL!
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« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2006, 03:29:31 AM »

Anderson and Klein were my favorites. Their styles complemented Swan very well. One of the best Silver Age inkers was Sid Greene, but I don't think he ever worked with Swan. He did wonders for Sekowsky and Dillin (two mediocre pencillers) on JLA, however.
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« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2006, 05:10:07 AM »

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Anderson and Klein were my favorites. Their styles complemented Swan very well. One of the best Silver Age inkers was Sid Greene, but I don't think he ever worked with Swan. He did wonders for Sekowsky and Dillin (two mediocre pencillers) on JLA, however.


I like Sid Greene as well.

When I think of him, I think of Green Lantern. (Not because of his name!)
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« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2006, 07:25:38 AM »

Another vote for Sid Greene...

I think his inks overwhelmed the pencilers he worked over... Mike Sekowsky, Gil Kane, Dick Dillin all looked the same to me with Greene's inks, but it worked!

No offense to Bernard Sachs, as I think his inking was very classic, but Sekowsky's people looked elderly in JLA before Greene came along.
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« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2006, 09:01:45 AM »

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I'm having trouble believing a comics pro can be ALL bad.

Believe it! Frankly, it's true for quite a few comics pros. It's not eally a business known for its exacting standards.
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« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2006, 01:59:22 PM »

Sid Greene's inks defined the DC house look in the early 60s whether he was inking Infantino or penciling & inking his own pencils (Star Rovers), Another top DC inker was Joe Giella who's style was very similiar to Greene.

Murphy Anderson's finishes of his own pencils were always aces - Hawkman and his later but brief run on John Carter of Mars in the DC Tarzan and Weird Worlds books.  Gorgeous stuff.

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