Friday, November 17, 2017

70 YEARS AGO TODAY

So far only one Kirby-covered comic for the month had shipped.
This brought the year-to-date total of new Kirby-covered comics for 1947 to 21. All but one of which also had Kirby interior art.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

41 YEARS AGO TODAY

1976 was the last best year to be a collector of Kirby-covered comics. Two more hit the shops bringing his year-to-date total to 87.

That was more new Kirby covers than would be released in the next 5 years combined!!!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

57 YEARS AGO TODAY

Whenever Lee needed a hand he knew he could rely on Kirby.
from JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #65 
embellishment by Dick Ayers

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

66 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby's 14th cover for 1951 was on sale.
So far Kirby had done all 9 covers for this title. Only 2 of those issues (including this one) did not have any interior art by him.

By this point in 1951 Gil Kane had 15 covers published and future Kirby inker Chris Rule had 17 covers published.

Monday, November 13, 2017

DID LEE/KIRBY START THIS 60s FAD?

Troll dolls were one of America's biggest fads from the autumn of 1963 through 1965.  Was this because of Ulik being a supporting character in THOR in the 60s.
    Actually Ulik the Troll was introduced in THOR #137 which didn't hit the shops until November 1966...
    This page is from THOR #173 (1970).

Sunday, November 12, 2017

57 YEARS AGO TODAY

In the shops - Kirby/Ditko versus Kirby/Ayers


AND THE COMIC FANS WIN!!!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

NEW KIRBY HOMAGES IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

ILLUMINATI #1 
KIRBY MONSTER VARIANT - $3.99


ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #1 
KIRBY MONSTER VARIANT - $4.99


ALL NEW HAWKEYE #1
 KIRBY MONSTER VARIANT -  $3.99