Splash Wednesday: Kirby, Platt, Schultz, and Grell

Sorry about missing an update last week. Let’s just get right to it!

It’s no secret that frequent contributor to this feature, Matt Kish, is a Kirby fan. So once again, we start with a scan provided by Mr. Kish, this one from Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers #10, by Jack Kirby, inked by Michael Thibodeaux:

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Now to the opposite of Kirby in every way possible, as the infamous Splatt, AKA Stephen Platt (inked by Marlo Alquiza) draws a Rob Liefeld character. This is from Prophet #7, in which Liefeld apparently attempts an homage by naming a character after The King himself:

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Ugh, sorry about that, but I couldn’t resist the Kirby connection there. Onward!

Here’s a bonus page, to wash the taste of Splatt out of your mouth. This is by the amazing Mark Schultz. I’m cheating a bit here, as this isn’t a splash page, but rather the full wrap-around cover to his Xenozoic Tales collection. But come on, can you fault me for sneaking it in?

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And finally, here’s the “classic” page (Dec. 2010) from when I used to run this feature on my old Ferret Press blog:

Since I was recently scanning some Grell pages for my Warlord review, I decided to save this beauty for Splash Wednesday:

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Now that’s a double-splash page. I especially like the severed hand flying off the page. Penciled and inked by Mike Grell, colored by David Curiel. From Warlord #7 (vol. 3).

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