Monday, August 20, 2018

75 YEARS AGO TODAY

The 16th consecutive Kirby-covered ADVENTURE COMICS was available for purchase. 
Like the previous 15 issues it also had interior Kirby art.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

43 YEARS AGO TODAY

Your weekly trip to your local Comic Shop would have rewarded you with 2 comics with new Kirby covers.

Unfortunately neither one have any interior Kirby art.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

52 YEARS AGO TODAY

EGO'S FIRST COVER APPEARANCE WAS ON THE RACKS.
He wouldn't appear on another cover for 28 months. Like this one, it would also be for THOR and rendered by Kirby and Colletta.

Friday, August 17, 2018

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

ONE OF KIRBY'S FAVORITE WAYS
 OF MAKING A HERO SEEM OUTMATCHED...

Thursday, August 16, 2018

78 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby's 5th cover (his first one appeared 3 months earlier) went on sale. It was his second bondage cover.
His first cover would have already been pulled from the racks and returned since it was cover-dated July 1940. That means that there would have been four different Kirby covers on display - just like the previous month!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

40 YEARS AGO TODAY

A visit to your LCS would have rewarded you with two Kirby-covered comics with 17 pages of Kirby words and pictures each.

Sadly, it was the final Kirby BLACK PANTHER and his penultimate DEVIL DINOSAUR.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

57 YEARS AGO TODAY

Proto-Marvel was still transitioning from a multitude of diverse artists to Kirby and the favored few.
 Kirby's 20th TALES OF SUSPENSE cover. (Ditko inks)
Not only was there 13 Kirby story pages, there was also 6 pages by Steve Ditko and 5 by Paul Reinman.