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COMMENTS: Herb Trimpe art; Hulk vs. Mandarin, Nick Fury cameo
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Herb Trimpe art; Hulk vs. Mandarin, Nick Fury cameoCover pencils by Marie Severin and John Romita (Mandarin figure), inks by Frank Giacoia and John Romita (Mandarin figure). Ten Rings Hath...the Mandarin!, script by Gary Friedrich, art by Herb Trimpe; Just as Yuri and his men are about to decimate the Hulk, Nick Fury shows up to take his Russian foe down; The Mandarin zaps the Hulk to his compound and puts him through his paces to see if the jade giant would make a worthy ally in his bid to take over the world.
Frank Giacoia (July 6, 1924 – February 4, 1988) was an American comics artist known primarily as an inker. He sometimes worked under the name Frank Ray, Giacoia made the rounds to almost every Golden Age publisher, notably working on Flash and Batman stories, he also worked at Timely during this period. In the Silver Age Frank worked on many Jack Kirby pages, particularly in Captain America, and he also notably inked the first appearance of the Punisher in AMS #129.
Herb Trimpe was an American comics artist and occasional writer, best known as the seminal 1970s artist on The Incredible Hulk and as the first artist to draw for publication the character Wolverine, who later became a breakout star of the X-Men. During his career he would draw nearly every character in the Marvel stable, and a few that weren't including memorable work he provided for Marvel's 1980's licensed titles for Godzilla, Shogun Warriors and The Transformers.
Marie Severin was an American comics artist and colorist best known for her work for Marvel Comics and the 1950s' EC Comics. She is an inductee of the Will Eisner Comics Hall of Fame and the Harvey Awards Hall of Fame. Frank Jacobs, in his 1972 biography of EC publisher William M. Gaines, wrote, "There was Marie Severin, Gaines's colorist, and a very moral Catholic, who made her feelings known by coloring dark blue any panel she thought was in bad taste. [EC editor Al] Feldstein called her 'the conscience of EC."'