Wednesday, July 26, 2017

44 YEARS AGO TODAY

1973 was a great year to be a Kirby fan. This was the 17th comic that year that not only had a Kirby cover...

It was also the 17th to be written and drawn by Kirby. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

41 YEARS AGO TODAY

Marvel made me feel old by reprinting the fourth Marvel comic I bought as a youngster.
Kirby/Giacoia versus Kirby/Sinnott

Monday, July 24, 2017

75 YEARS AGO TODAY

Hopefully you didn't miss Kirby's 6th consecutive cover for ADVENTURE COMICS.
There were also two Kirby-drawn stories inside. The 9 page Manhunter story wouldn't be reprinted for 30 years and it would be 67 years before the Sandman story would be published again!!!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

59 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby's 3rd and final cover for HOUSE OF SECRETS went on sale.
There was a 6 page Kirby-rendered story to go with the cover.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

45 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby and Camelot
Kirby generates gravitas for the first issue of the DEMON the same way he did a year earlier in the first NEW GODS, by destroying an existing mythology as a prelude to introducing his creation.

Friday, July 21, 2017

54 YEARS AGO TODAY

Triptych Zero
After 23 years of honing his craft the King opens a comic with a full page panel followed by a double-page spread for the first time.  The historic FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #1 wasn't reprinted until 7 years later, the same month Kirby left Marvel for the second time.

Thursday, July 20, 2017