A final word left unsaid for those of you who have read this far.
God bless Gil Kane. He was a gigantic talent.
Although I basically agree with the comments which preceded this article, I've got a bone to pick with him.
Let's face it: Gil was not that great of an inker. In fact, if there is any artist who should THANK HEAVEN for the inking support he received over the years, it is the inimitable Mr. Kane. Just look at the list above us! Many of those men had fruitful and sometimes long associations with him. Not only did they help him look good, but in most cases far BETTER than he would have looked on his own. Klaus Janson, Joe Sinnott, Murphy Anderson, Kevin Nowlan, Wally Wood, Tom Palmer, Rudy Nebres; how many other artists can claim such an auspicious group of professionals to help define their careers?
I miss Gil Kane since he's gone, but in the best and most respectful example of what great inking accomplishes, I am sure glad those men were with him while he was here.