The Thin Black Line

The Thin Black Line

Perspectives on Vince Colletta, Comic's Most Controversial Inker

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In the history of comic book art, Vince Colletta is perhaps the mostprolific inker ever, and certainly the most controversial. He jumped in at thelast minute to rescue hundreds of comic books about to miss their printingdeadline, often racing through the work of artists who fans say he should haveworshiped. In the 1960s he gave Jack Kirby's Thor an atmospheric lookmany fans love even 40 years later, but got kicked off Kirby's FourthWorld comics in the 1970s for omitting details. Whether you loved his workor hated it, this book will enlighten, entertain, and expose a life and careeras colorful as the four-color comic books Colletta labored on for decades. JoinStan Lee, Roy Thomas, Joe Sinnott, Mike Royer, Carmine Infantino, Mark Evanier,and dozens of other comics pros as they recall the Vince Colletta they knew andworked with, and pull no punches in their praise and criticism of the mostnotorious inker in the history of the medium. Did he save the Silver Age ofcomics -- or ruin it?
Publisher: Raleigh, N.C. : TwoMorrows ; London : Diamond [distributor], 2010
ISBN: 9781605490281
Characteristics: 128 p. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Colletta, Vince
Kirby, Jack


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