Wednesday, July 1, 2020

78 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby's 18th published cover for 1942 which brought his lifetime total to 43. It was his 6th (consecutive) cover for SPEED, none of which had any Kirby story art.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 61 YEARS AGO TODAY

1959 was a great year to be a Kirby fan. Since the beginning of the year 33 Kirby-covered comics were published.
This latest one, like all but 15 of those comics, also had Kirby story  art.

Monday, June 29, 2020

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 51 YEARS AGO TODAY

The 90th consecutive Lee/Kirby FANTASTIC FOUR was available for purchase.

The cover gives away the entire issue's plot, which is finally gotten to after spending the first 8 pages showing how the villain they defeated in the previous issue is disposed of.

Kirby rarely used a 9-panel grid (1 page out of 20 in this case) but when he did it was always a treat.



Kirby proves repeatedly that a three panel tier is optimal for presenting a transformation sequence. 

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Saturday, June 27, 2020

60 YEARS AGO TODAY

Future movie star Groot makes his debut in a 7 page, 31 panel story.
Cover by Kirby and Ditko. 
Story art by Kirby and Ayers.

As if that isn't awesome enough - there is also a 6 pager by Kirby/Ditko

Friday, June 26, 2020

78 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby's 17th cover for 1942 went on sale.
It was his 5th (consecutive) cover for ADVENTURE.
It was his 42nd published cover.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

79 YEARS AGO TODAY

A complete Timely/Atlas (Marvel) collection would consist of 46 comics. With the newest issue of CAPTAIN AMERICA, seven  were Kirby covered.