Wednesday, April 25, 2018

72 YEARS AGO TODAY

World War Two was over so 1946 was 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 24, 2018

45 YEARS AGO TODAY

1973  was a great year to be a Kirby fan
The 10th Kirby-covered comic to hit the shops, like the previous 9,  also had a story written and drawn by Kirby.

This brought his page total up to 222 for the first 113 days of the year and another 100% Kirby comic (MISTER MIRACLE #15) would be out in just 7 days!

Monday, April 23, 2018

10 YEARS AGO TODAY


The MIGHTY AVENGERS #12 had an editor-ordered Kirby homage cover. Artist Marko Djurdjevic's only allowed creativity was the altering of the characters into Skrulls.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

3 YEARS AGO TODAY

Disney/Marvel indoctrinates a new generation of fans to the King
KIRBY CLASSIC Variant cover
AVENGERS OPERATION HYDRA #1 $3.99 
(W) Will Pilgrim (A) Andrea DiVito (CA) Jack Kirby
   Join the Avengers - Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and the Hulk-- as they set off on an all-new adventure against a secret Hydra splinter cell! 
   PLUS: Reprinting AVENGERS #16, presenting the story that brought Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch onto the team for the first time!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

48 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby's 11th new cover for 1970 hit the stands.
Inside was 30 pages of reprinted Kirby art.

Friday, April 20, 2018

77 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby's 12th published cover went on sale.
It was his 4th Swastika cover (see CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 & 2 and PRIZE #7)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

76 YEARS AGO TODAY

A complete National (DC) collection would consist of 428 books. 
Three months earlier the work of Jack Kirby and his partner Joe Simon began appearing in National Comics (and disappearing from Timely/Atlas Comics)

ADVENTURE COMICS #74 not only had a Kirby/Simon cover and a 10 page Sandman story with an early Kirbybot (back when computers were called "calculating machines)...
 

..it also had a Manhunter story that begins at a masquerade party, has a scavenger hunt as a plot device and shows plenty of mobsters getting punched by the hero!

At this point 24 year old Kirby already had nearly 1000 pages of art published.