Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Black and White Wednesday: RIP Ken Barr

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! As most of you probably know, artist Ken Barr passed away about a month ago, just a few days after his 83rd birthday. Barr was an artist of international renown (you can read a wonderful tribute to the man on Down the Tubes), but to kids like Young Groove, he was the master cover artist for many of Marvel's b&w mags. Ol' Groove posted a few of them back in 2012 (which you can see here), so here are a few more faves from the brush of a master of action and adventure!


  1. Bullshit! He and Bob Larkin colored the days of my youth.

  2. Ken Barr was a great cover artist,somewhere between Boris and Earl Norem, in my estimation.



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