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Posted by: MRE1957 | April 9, 2014

Only the King could pull off this off.

First read these early Ant-Man stories when they were reprinted in Marvel Tales back in 1966. Only Jack's dynamic storytelling made this weak character work. Without that, Ant-Man quickly failed. What's odd is the penciled credits show Dick Ayers as the inker, but Sol Brodsky's name was lettered over it.

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Posted by: Mike T | April 13, 2014

Brodsky Didn't Get Many Credits

From what I can recall, Sol didn't get credited as an inker very often. On this page his name is inked over white-out, so the change was made after something was already lettered in. It probably went this way because Ayers was unavailable to do the book as originally planned, so Sol was enlisted to do the inking after the lettering was done. But I also wonder if the story didn't have multiple inkers on it (Dick Ayers being one), but then after it was all said and done it was Sol who actually did the most work, so the originally-lettered credit was redone. Because this page looks more Brodsky than Ayers to my eyes, I'm thinking it was the former rather than the latter.

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