Layton co-wrote and inked many issues during the duo's two runs, which ran from issues #116-154 and issues #215-250, but also moved into the penciler's chair on more than a few occasions as they chronicled these heartfelt, exciting and always-dramatic stories like "Armor Wars" (also known as "Stark Wars”).
The same way pop culture and style changes and progresses, so did Marvel storytelling, whether it was in the words or the artwork. These artists – and the ones who will be discussed in Part 2 – helped usher in a new era of comic styles that were designed to appeal to an audience that joined the fun in the ‘60s and were now old enough for something a little more grown-up. It also proved that comics weren’t just for kids anymore – and Marvel’s heroes had higher stakes, more emotions, and even more depth than people ever before.
Tune in tomorrow for Part 2 of Marvel’s Artistic New Wave of the 1980s!
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