OUR WORLD (cont.)

At MARVEL COMICS ( formerly TIMELY AND ATLAS ) Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, followed by Gene Colan, John Buscema and John Romita broke new ground while at DC COMICS Jim Mooney, Nick Cardy, Curt Swan, Murphy Anderson as well as the now matured teen hopefuls from the early forties sparked a Superhero explosion that continues to this day.

But as in the early 1950s when EC COMICS changed the face of the industry, the late 1960S saw the emergence of a new crop of revolutionary artists who would once again take comics in an entirely new direction. Students of both classic illustration as well as comics masters such as Will Eisner and Jack Kirby, newcomers Jim Steranko and Neal Adams and their younger compatriots Bernie Wrightson, Barry Smith Mike Kaluta and Jeff Jones added their peculiar visions to the artistic mix that was comics. They revitalized established characters like THE X-MEN, CAPTAIN AMERICA , BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN and THE AVENGERS and even pulp characters THE SHADOW, CARSON OF VENUS and CONAN THE BARBARIAN before blazing new trails with their own characters and work in such diverse fields as book illustration,.................... fine art and movie storyboarding. If you ever get the chance to........................... see the work of any of the comics masters mentioned in this ..................................article, either as original comic art or in print, don't pass
it up.

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