Monday, November 19, 2018

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 54 YEARS AGO TODAY

For the second time in Comics History there were three comics on sale with Thor on the cover.


Of course, all 3 covers were by Kirby.
AVENGERS #12 was the only one to not also have interior art by Kirby.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 47 YEARS AGO TODAY

JIMMY OLSEN #145 not only had Kirby's 26th published cover for 1971, the 24 story pages written and drawn made his year-to-date total 677 pages.



But besides all of this great new Kirby brilliance. if you had been reading comics for less than 29 years the reprint of the Kirby cover to STAR SPANGLED COMICS #11 and the 13 page Kirby-drawn story it teased would have also been new to you. 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Kirby/Ditko Vs Kirby/Ayers


Do you know what is special about this issue? In 1972 OVERSTREET didn't.
 Williamson and Steranko rate a mention but not Kirby or Ditko!?



Friday, November 16, 2018

42 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 14, 2018

67 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby's 14th cover for 1951 was on sale. By this point in 1951 Gil Kane had 15 covers published and future Kirby inker Chris Rule had 17 covers published.
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.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

NEW KIRBY IN YOUR LCS 45 YEARS AGO TODAY

A Kirby/Royer cover and 20 pages written and drawn by Kirby made this the 24th totally Kirby comic for 1973.