Tuesday, February 20, 2018

57 YEARS AGO TODAY

So far 4 comics with Kirby covers had arrived in the shops since the beginning of February, swelling his 1961 total to 9 covers. There would be 2 more before February ended.
This cover, like the other 8, was embellished by Dick Ayers.

Monday, February 19, 2018

56 YEARS AGO TODAY

If you were a Sub-Mariner fan your trip to the store rewarded you with his first appearance in more than six years!!!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

47 YEARS AGO TODAY

2 more Kirby comics hit the shops bringing his total for the first 49 days of 1971 to 4 covers and 110 pages of words and pictures.







Saturday, February 17, 2018

IN THE SHOPS 2 YEARS AGO TODAY

COMIC BOOK APOCALYPSE 
GRAPHIC WORLD OF JACK KIRBY TP $39.99
IDW PUBLISHING

(W) Various (A/CA) Jack Kirby
    A catalog companion to the exhibition Comic Book Apocalypse at California State University, Northridge, Fall 2015. Featuring scholarly essays on the brilliance and diversity Jack Kirby brought to his work, as well as a rare opportunity to view an amazing selection of the Kirby art that was displayed at the exhibition. Essayists include Glen Alan Gold, Diana Schutz, Howard Chaykin, Carla Speed McNeil and others.




Friday, February 16, 2018

54 YEARS AGO TODAY

Not only could you have seen the Beatles perform "All My Lovin', "I Saw Her Standing There," and "I Want to Hold Your Hand" on television for the second time in two weeks. You could also have seen a new episode of MY FAVORITE MARTIAN. You would also have been able to buy new this Kirby-drawn comic that introduced one of the more enduring Silver Age females in the Marvel Universe.


ENCHANTRESS appeared 15 times in the 1960s

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #103 (1964)
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #104 (1964)
AVENGERS #7 (1964)
AVENGERS #9 (1964)
AVENGERS #10 (1964)
AVENGERS #15 (1965)
AVENGERS #16 (1965)
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #116 (1965)
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #117 (1965)
FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #3 (1965)
AVENGERS #21 (1965)
AVENGERS #22 (1965) 
AVENGER# #38 (1967)
AVENGERS KING-SIZE SPECIAL #1 (1967)
HULK #102 (1968)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

54 YEARS AGO TODAY

If you were one of the 70 million Americans waiting for the Beatles second Sullivan Show appearance or even if you were one of the 3 million Americans that decided a week earlier that once was enough, you might have bought this comic new.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

54 YEARS AGO TODAY

If you recall seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show but not these Kirby comics being on sale maybe you are remembering the rerun broadcast seven months later.