Starring the Sea Devils!
By PETER BOSCH
The late artist Russ Heath was born 96 years ago on September 29, 1926 (just 11 days after another of DC’s greatest artists, Joe Kubert). Heath was phenomenal, drawing comic art that looked like time itself stood still in order to be “photographed” through his pencil. He truly made other artists jealous with his work on the company’s various war titles (Our Fighting Forces, Our Army at War, etc.).
Heath drew other genres for DC, including delivering remarkable artwork for the undersea adventure title Sea Devils, which also had some of his most dynamic covers at the time, thanks in part to the washtones provided by house colorist Jack Adler.
For Russ Heath’s birthday tribute, here are 13 of those great Sea Devils covers (all with washtones by Adler) — in chronological order:
— 13 COVERS: A RUSS HEATH Tribute (2018). Click here.
— 13 COVERS: A RUSS HEATH Birthday Celebration (2016). Click here.