Outer Space No. 20 Cover by Dick Giordano

One of my favourite Dick Giordano Charlton covers is this issue from 1958. The machinery is reminiscent of Wally Wood’s, and the astronaut figure is classic Giordano. I sometimes think the alien is saying, “I will name him George, and I will hug him, and pet him…”


Charlton Comics Outer Space 20

As published.

Charlton Comics Ghost Manor 77

A reprint near the end of Charlton Comics in 1984.

Outer Space 20 Cover by Dick Giordano

A scan of the original art was found on Heritage Auctions. Unfortunately, someone whited out the top of the art sloppily, requiring some production work to restore it.

Comic book art restoration by Scott Dutton

Cleaned-up art.

Comic book art restoration by Scott Dutton

Taking a high-res scan of the Ghost Manor cover, I was able to drop out the colour and create a patch of the lineart.

Comic book art restoration by Scott Dutton

With the patch pasted in, the remaining missing pieces of art were re-created.

Comic book packaging by Scott Dutton

Trade dress re-created.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

Original colour re-created.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

New colour.


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