13 COVERS: A JOE SINNOTT Birthday Celebration

Joe Sinnott, inker extraordinaire, was born Oct. 16, 1926. He’s 89!

Joe Sinnott illustrated a Dell one-shot featuring a different Fantastic Four in 1964.

Joe Sinnott illustrated a Dell one-shot featuring a different Fantastic Four in 1964.

Joe Sinnott just may be the greatest inker Marvel’s ever had. Or at least he’s in the conversation. He worked on a world of titles but for this 13 COVERS salute, we’re going to focus on his collaboration with Jack Kirby on The Fantastic Four — some of Sinnott’s best-known work.

How to pick just 13? Subjectively of course. But here goes … Happy birthday, Mr. Sinnott!

(Here’s the usual caveat: This is a subjective list and not a ranking of any kind. This is pretty much what I dig and you may feel very differently. So, rather than beef about a cover you don’t see, instead join in the fun and share your own choices in the comments section or in whatever social-media thread you saw this.)

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As usual, all images from the awesome Grand Comics Database.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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