Saturday, September 23, 2017

55 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby drew the Hulk flying in INCREDIBLE HULK #4
    Lee's captions insist that the Hulk is leaping even though the art shows the Hulk changing direction in midair. It is possible that Lee didn't reject the page and have Kirby draw a new one because Kirby wouldn't be paid for the rejected page.

Friday, September 22, 2017

49 YEARS AGO TODAY

This 1968 Lee/Kirby splash demonstrates how their decade of collaborating had honed their respective skills.
Kirby depicts the three characters that make it possible for Lee to craft  a synopsis disguised as a conversation, complete with a comedic punchline. 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

45 YEARS AGO TODAY

MISTER MIRACLE #11 exhibits the archetypal opening for a Kirby-crafted 1970s comic, the visual one-two punch of a full page panel followed by a double-page spread.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

53 YEARS AGO TODAY

Marvel shipped as many Kirby-covered comics as the month before...9
  
This issue of STRANGE TALES, unlike the previous issue, had a Kirby cover AND interior Kirby art (1 page). Half of the Kirby-covered comics released in August and September of 1964 contained no Kirby interior art.

Monday, September 18, 2017

55 YEARS AGO TODAY

Banner decides in the second story of  HULK #4 that teenagers like Rick Jones  are undependable so he adds a foot switch to his transformation machine!
Words by Lee. Embellishment by Ayers.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

52 YEARS AGO TODAY

Hogun establishes himself as a staunch Thor ally in his third "Tales of Asgard" appearance.
from JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #122
Inks by Colletta