Another early Atlas classic from the Twin talents of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Initially printed in Tales to Astonish 13, way back in 1959! This time with only one page of original art to display, I kindly took it upon myself to desaturate the remastered colours of the latest published version of this tale. Without the heavy chroma to distract, I feel one can better appreciate Ditko’s elegant, simple linework.
Just for interest’s sake, I’ve again included another printing, this time from Where Monsters Dwell 6, 1970. Just to see how a different colorist interpreted the work. It is interesting to compare the palettes, and which elements of the panel they’ve respectively decided to emphasize. (The latest Marvel Masterworks version is derived from the earliest version of course.) In some ways, there may be an influence of which hues were more in vogue at the time it was represented. I fancy I see a touch of the 70s in the far warmer palette that was chosen on the second attempt!