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Name That Flash Artist!

Every Monday, I will be sharing four panels featuring a comic book character. They will each be drawn by four separate pencilers. I will be featuring only pieces of art where the penciler did full pencils (as otherwise it would be way too difficult). Your challenge is to, simply put, name that artist!

E-mail me your guesses to bcronin@comicbookresources.com. Do NOT make guesses in the comments section! When I post the new challenge, I’ll post the correct answers for the previous on the archive page along with whoever guessed them correctly. You don’t have to name the issues the panels came from, but if you’d like to, knock yourself out.

Read on for the four Flash (Barry Allen) panels…

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Remember, don’t answer in the comments section. E-mail me your guesses at bcronin@comicbookresources.com.

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Good luck and have fun!

12 Comments

Woo! Other than the cover theme game, no other feature of yours makes me feel more clueless. I look forward to having no idea all year!

I could probably name the inkers on most of those, but I’m lost on the pencilers (even though i think I may have actually owned a couple of those at one point).

My guess: Heck, Novick, Buckler, and maybe Guice

I’m gonna go out on a limb and make a prediction: at the end of the month, the last answer will go unposted until a week goes by without anyone asking about it.

Just a hunch.

Ok, who predicted 8:27am for the first person to ignore the “Remember, don’t answer in the comments section” rule?

Ok, who predicted 8:27am for the first person to ignore the “Remember, don’t answer in the comments section” rule?

One of the reasons I was dreading this feature making the cut. We’re going to have 52 weeks of that rule being broken.

I was hoping at least one of the four would have been Bart Sears: his Flash weighed in at 255 easy.

I guessed Schaffenberger & Netzer (BUT FORGOT TO EMAIL – DOH!), but had no inkling that was Gil Kane in #4. And I knew Heck had a spell on the Flash, but again that art in #1 threw me.

That #4 was deceptive. I need to look up the inker on that one as he sure stepped on that artist’s style!

That #4 was deceptive. I need to look up the inker on that one as he sure stepped on that artist’s style!

I wanted to use the first story he did in that issue (where I believe Murphy Anderson inked him), but it actually had the opposite problem, it was TOO obviously Gil Kane. Check it out…

Had Heck and Kane! Whiffed completely on Netzer.

The Schaffenberger one was tricky! He was doing his best Irv Novick, one of the few issues Novick missed.

Brian Cronin said: “I wanted to use the first story he did in that issue (where I believe Murphy Anderson inked him), but it actually had the opposite problem, it was TOO obviously Gil Kane. Check it out…”
Yep, Brian, that would have given it away, that was very much Gil’s new style for both DC & Marvel on the cusp of the 60s & 70s. Also it’s the trademark Kane ‘up the nose shot’, general ‘emo’ style & tone way ahead of its time, skewed angle, etc etc…

@ Greg Elias: Well done for getting Heck & Kane (the 2 most difficult picks IMHO). I only got Schaffenberger because I bought one of his fill-in issues & recognised the art. Netzer was an educated guess because it looked like a Neal Adams clone & I knew Netzer was both that & doing some DC in the late 70s!

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