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COMMENTS: Don Heck pencils/Dick Ayers inks; page 19; 1964; image size 12.5" x 18.5"
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Don Heck pencils/Dick Ayers inks; page 19; 1964; image size 12.5" x 18.5"Fantastic, early twice-up Avengers page, featuring Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Ant-Man facing off against the Mole Man! Great early Marvel Silver Age artwork by Heck and Ayers. Pen and ink. Art is in excellent condition.
Richard "Dick" Ayers was an American comic book artist and cartoonist best known for his work as one of the main inkers during the late-1950's and 1960's Silver Age of Comics, including some of the earliest issues of Marvel Comics' including Jack Kirby's The Fantastic Four. He is the signature penciler of Marvel's World War II comic Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos, drawing it for a 10-year run, and he co-created Magazine Enterprises' 1950s Western-horror character the Ghost Rider, a version of which he would draw for Marvel in the 1960s. His career would span 7 decades until his death in 2014.
Don Heck was an American comics artist best known for co-creating the Marvel Comics characters Iron Man and the Wasp, and for his long run penciling The Avengers during the Silver Age.