Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Gil Kane Punch of the Week 37: The Good Old One, Two, Three!

Since I've been going to the Green Lantern well a little too often, I decided to switch things up and use a Robin panel, this from "My Place in the Sun," in Detective Comics 402 (Aug. 1970; rpt. in Showcase Presents Robin the Boy Wonder vol. 1), written by Mike Friedrich and inked by Vince Colletta:


It turns out, Robin punches the wrong guy, leading the Boy Wonder to undergo some deep soul searching:

This panel proves that college kids haven't changed that much since 1970. Heck, my students are still talking about Law and Order, though they prefer NCIS for some reason.

The last panel also demonstrates yet another Gil Kane signature technique: the floating head montage. When I run out of Gil Kane punches, which hopefully will be never, I'm going to switch this series to "The Gil Kane Floating Heads of the Week."

4 comments:

IN NY said...

If you didn't list the inker's name, the hair and eyelashes are a dead giveaway. Vinnie Colletta! Nice art work here.

cease ill said...

Doc, I would SO enjoy sitting in your classes for the heck of it, one day...you could introduce me as Luigi Pirandello...just when I think the rock'em sock'em part is meaningless, I click on Dr. K and smile.

Sea-of-Green said...

Don't forget Spider-Man. Gil Kane drew a LOT of Spider-Man stories in the 1970s, including the infamous death of Gwen Stacy.

Dean Grey said...

Slam! Bam! Ka-pow!

-Dean