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    My first comic book by the late, great Gil Kane:



    It also was the first Marvel #1 I ever bought, FWIW.
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    For many happy years I subscribed to THE SPIRIT magazine, first from Warren and then from Kitchen Sink. I looked forward to every issue coming in the mail and devoured the entire contents with glee. One of the delightful features was "Shop Talk" which began in the early 1980s, where Will would talk to other great comic creators. The interview I remember best is his talk with Gil Kane--in THE SPIRIT No. 28 (April 1981). And it gave me an even better appreciation of Gil Kane. It's one of the reasons I believe his inks were so awesome--even if they were not what you would usually think of as great inking (such as the Murphy Anderson style of inking or the Dick Giordano style of inking). I remember that Kane said he used a light table, where he would go over and over the pages, retracing the work until he got the image exactly right. I also remember him talking about how he drew animals and he had to get the feeling of being a horse into his rendering.

    These interviews were all collected in the book, SHOP TALK (2001), from Dark Horse. But I admit I never bought the book, as I had all the interviews in those individual magazines. Still, I recommend searching out that book--or some of the interviews that can be found online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kelly View Post
    We all know (or should) that Gil Kane (Eli Katz) passed away in 2000, after a long struggle with cancer. It's not something to joke about.
    The quip is about fan overreaction to the title of the posters last thread which was a wonderful thread just like this one is. It is not common knowledge to many fans who have been in and out of comics as to the fate of many of our favourite creators and who have not spent there entire lives with comics. How I and others react to cancer or other diseases is not the point of my comment or to be corrected by you. Get over yourself. Have a nice day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Darknight Detective View Post
    My first comic book by the late, great Gil Kane:



    It also was the first Marvel #1 I ever bought, FWIW.

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    The first SWORD OF THE ATOM mini-series is what made me respect The Atom as a character for the very first time. Prior to that, I only saw him in JUSTICE LEAGUE where he just sort of... hung out. SOTA, and specifically Kane's visuals, made me reassess Ray Palmer and the possibilities for his character. AS well, the mini-series made me appreciate Kane's style in ways I hadn't previously. I was able to look at his previous work with new eyes and a new appreciation. It's still one of my favourite minis of all time.

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    the Sword of the Atom was a very special book. If it was done today, it would be all blown up and preped for the big screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbrklyn View Post
    the Sword of the Atom was a very special book. If it was done today, it would be all blown up and preped for the big screen.
    I got so excited today because I was looking through the bins and discovered this fantastic work by Gil Kane which I had really totally forgotten. This might well be one of the most talented cast to ever be brought together to do a movie comic, Kane, Perez and Simonson. Simonson is writing this thing!

    I am somehow missing issue 4.

    The set is viewable at http://images.mrbrklyn.com/comics/20...sic_park_1.jpg

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    He knew how to make a punch look like it hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNewGod View Post
    He knew how to make a punch look like it hurt.

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    I could never get that little doll from my John Gnagy "Learn to Draw" kit to twist like that!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kelly View Post
    We all know (or should) that Gil Kane (Eli Katz) passed away in 2000, after a long struggle with cancer. It's not something to joke about.

    He was only 73 years old.... too young.
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