Monday, July 25, 2016

40 YEARS AGO TODAY

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

Sunday, July 24, 2016

74 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!!!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

58 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.

Friday, July 22, 2016

44 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 before introducing his creations.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

53 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.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

69 YEARS AGO TODAY

If you loved Kirby and you loved love you must haved loved being able to purchase his third Romance comic in 2 months. Yes, all 3 had covers AND interior art by Kirby!!!