Great Covers – UNCANNY TALES #45

It’s the coloring by Stan Goldberg that really makes this UNCANNY TALES cover stand out. By doing everything in duotone, the eye is focused directly on the guy handing from the tiny ledge over this vast pit. And the circular top of the pit serves to precisely pull attention to the shadowy figures who presumably pushed the guy down there. Also, the logo and all of the type pops dramatically. The artwork here was apparently by Carl Burgos, the creator of the Human Torch and who operated as an art director and cover editor during this Atlas period. There’s some question that possibly Sol Brodsky actually drew this piece and was so heavily gone over by Burgos that he was virtually erased from it

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