Friday, 16 October 2009
Everybody's favourite inker, Joltin' Joe Sinnott, is 83 today. Just in case you didn't know, The Joltin' One has a fantastic website out there, chock full of tons of great artwork, and tons of great photos of Joe with, well, just about everybody. Including these guys.
We didn't get to see much of Joe's original work in The Bronze Age ( The Treasure Chest stuff would never've made it over to Britain ), so this Lovecraftian tale of terror, The Last Of Mr. Mordeaux, doesn't quite fit into our remit, as it's from 1952. But I have a get out clause, and it comes with a nice story. I read this Lee/Sinnott tale in one of those '70's reprint horror titles like Dead Of Night or Tower Of Shadows, y'know, one of those books you never bought, unless it had a Kirby or a Kane cover.
Anyway, also on Joe's website is a list of various comics that he doesn't own, that he'd like. Issues with his work in them that he's lost over the years. Amazingly, this story was one of 'em, so I sent my raggedy old copy off to Ol' Jolt' and received a very nice thank you in reply. It's a small thing, but how often do you get to do something nice for one of your childhood heroes like that?