Friday, April 28, 2017

57 YEARS AGO TODAY

This was Kirby's 10th TALES TO ASTONISH cover but the first to be embellished by Dick Ayers.  It was also the first issue with Kirby/Ayers interior art.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

41 YEARS AGO TODAY

Pity poor George Perez, having to draw the 17 pages of artwork that this instant-classic Kirby cover teases.
Plus this Kirby-covered comic was also released making 17 Kirby-covered comics published so far for 1976
And it had 35 pages written and drawn by Kirby increasing his 1977 total to 138 pages.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

40 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby's dominance of the Seventies continued. Not only was this his 23rd cover for 1977.
The 17 pages of Kirby words and art increased his 1977 total to 170 pages.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

71 YEARS AGO TODAY

World War Two was over so 1946 was a good year to be a Kirby fan. The 10th Kirby-covered comic for the year was on sale.

It also had 3 Kirby-drawn 12 page stories.

Monday, April 24, 2017

44 YEARS AGO TODAY

1973  was a great year to be a Kirby fan
The 10th Kirby-covered comic to hit the shops, like the previous 9,  also had a story written and drawn by Kirby.


This brought his page total up to 222 for the year and another 100% Kirby comic (MISTER MIRACLE #15) would be out next week!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

9 YEARS AGO TODAY


The MIGHTY AVENGERS #12 had an editor-ordered Kirby homage cover. Artist Marko Djurdjevic's only allowed creativity was the altering of the characters into Skrulls.