Dick Giordano is one of my influences as a comic book artist. I only met him once at the San Diego Comicon in 1989, but back when I was a teenager in the early 80s writing letters to Batman comics, he was their editor, and he took the time to write a couple of short notes back to me. When I met him, he was at the helm during one of DC’s best periods.
What we see less of these days is his work at Charlton Comics. He drew this cover for the July 1959 issue of Out of This World, and I found a decent scan of the original art to colour.
The published version.
Scan found on Heritage Auctions.
The cleaned-up art.
And a version of my own.