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« on: March 26, 2007, 01:28:50 AM »

You like the style of Kurt Schaffenberger? Curt Swan IS the Superman artist, What about Kurt? Too much "comedy"?                                                                                                              
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2007, 07:17:55 AM »

I almost like KS better --he certainly has more of a personal style than CS,  Very idiosyncratic but professional and "Madison Avenue" at the same time.  Love those femmes of his!
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2007, 08:03:29 AM »

There's a fine biography from TwoMorrows Publishing -- "HERO GETS GIRL!  the Life and Art of Kurt Schaffenberger", by Mark Voger.  I have a copy, and highly recommend it.  His depiction of Lois Lane is definitely the "classic" version, and he was also famed for his work with the Marvel family (both during the Fawcett years and the later DC "Shazam!" series).  And then there was "The New Adventures of Superboy" series, too.

I also admired his Supergirl, but was slightly disappointed when I read his biography.  Apparently Kurt wasn't enthusiactic about her at all -- "It was an assignment" was his basic comment.  Looking through the index of his work, I suspect the rather poor quality of Supergirl's "Action Comics" and "Adventure Comics" stories during the late '60s / early '70s might have been a factor.  Or perhaps Kurt somewhat resented Supergirl since she was DC's ripoff of Mary Marvel?
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2007, 12:24:19 AM »

One of my favorite Super Artists ever!

His style is so clean and pure and fun!

It looks even better in B&W!









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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2007, 12:25:28 AM »

That Superboy/plane one was him inking over the other Curt Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2007, 03:08:47 AM »

I've heard it said that while Curt Swan is the definitive Superman artist; Kurt Schaffenberger is the definitive Lois Lane artist.

I tend to agree.

We've talked about this before.  I vaguely recall a discussion about a cover that was inked by both of them - Kurt on Lois and Lana; Curt on Superman.

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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2007, 03:42:39 AM »

Kurt's women were amazing, and rendered without effort or a lot of lines.
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2007, 06:03:25 PM »

I've heard it said that while Curt Swan is the definitive Superman artist; Kurt Schaffenberger is the definitive Lois Lane artist.

I tend to agree.

We've talked about this before.  I vaguely recall a discussion about a cover that was inked by both of them - Kurt on Lois and Lana; Curt on Superman.



I think that's the one where Lois and Lana have super powers and are flying/fighting. Lana is also by Curt.
Another bizarre cover had Superman revealing his identity to L& L>  The girls were by Kurt and Kent/S-man were by Wayne Boring!
There are qa few interiors
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