Master of Kung Fu #19, August 1974
Pencils: Gil Kane
Inks: Tom Palmer
This was the cover that got me started. Shang-Chi battling the Man-Thing. Interior art was by a very young Paul Gulacy which never hurts anything.
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Pencils/inks: Paul Gulacy
Believe it or not, Gulacy only did 4 covers for the series. This was the first, and imo the best.
Pencils/inks: Mike Zeck
It's amazing when you think about it but this series launched several careers! After the golden age of Gulacy on the book there was a slight lull until Mike Zeck came on board. For the next couple of years the series was just fantastic again.
Pencils: Mike Zeck
Inks: Gene Day
The absolute peak was this pair, Zeck and Day. Day's inking was incredible and really made Zeck better. Compare this cover, Day inks, to Zeck inking himself. There really isn't any comparison.
Pencils/inks: Gene Day
Eventually Day took over art chores all by himself. He was on the cusp of superstardom before his untimely death. Go to the back issue bins and check out MoKF 100-118... what you find will amaze you.
That's all for this weekend. Now go outside... if you can.