I'm not sure if that's true, actually - one could argue that Cole had an excellent grasp of anatomy, given that he managed to present it in a consistent manner while simultaneously twisting it into all sorts of outrageous shapes. (I'm not just talking about Plas here, either - Cole's world may be filled with people who have anatomy like none ever seen in this planet, but it's CONSISTENT anatomy - he doesn't just morph people from panel to panel; he gives them a form, however outrageous, and then sticks with it in a more-or-less realistic manner.) Cole's strong suit, I would say, is his design sense - his work is bold and cartoony, but it's more than that; it's STRIKING. There's always something going on in his panels - you can re-read one of his stories a million times and still find something you've missed. But even if you only read it once, the way the guy uses color and shape and form is amazing - it's pure pop-art nirvana.