Thursday, April 18, 2019

IN YOUR LCS 47 YEARS AGO TODAY

1972 was a good year to be a Kirby fan. With the arrival of NEW GODS #9 he had 7 covers and 204 new pages of words and pictures published for the first 107 days of the year.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

73 YEARS AGO TODAY

World War Two had been won with the unquantifiable help of Jack Kirby making 1946 a good year to be a Kirby fan. The 10th Kirby-covered comic for the year was on sale.
It also had 3 Kirby-drawn 12 page stories.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 61 YEARS AGO TODAY

SO FAR KIRBY WAS AVERAGING ONE PUBLISHED COVER A MONTH FOR 1958
Half of them were for CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN.
COTU also accounted for nearly half of the 102 pages of Kirby interior art published at this point in 1958.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019

49 YEARS AGO TODAY

TALK ABOUT JOB SECURITY!!! 
Lee/Kirby's 100th issue
Cover and interior embellishment by Joe Sinnott

Saturday, April 13, 2019

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 58 YEARS AGO TODAY

 Kirby/Ayers cover 
    "I Created Mechano" (13 Kirby/Ayers pages)

   
Once again atomic power causes a big problem in a Kirby drawn tale.

"Georgie's Globe" (5 Ditko pages)
Ditko's strange tale, like Kirby's leadoff, features a character the average comic reader of 1961 can easily identify with.  

 "Beware of Meeks Bringing Gifts" (5 Kirby/Brodsy pages)
A Kirby First Contact 5 pager is the closer. According to Nick Caputo a word balloon coming from a planet indicates a Larry Lieber script.