Monday, July 16, 2018

71 YEARS AGO TODAY

AN ERA IS BORN 
Kirby did the covers for the next 11 issues of YOUNG ROMANCE. He also provided interior art for all of those issues.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

91 YEARS AGO TODAY

Jack Abel was born. He became a Kirby inker after having been a penciler earlier in his career.
Abel inks Kirby's second Groot cover.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

91 YEARS AGO TODAY

Mike Esposito was born. After assisting the legendary Hogarth on the Tarzan newspaper strip he was hired as a penciler by Stan Lee in 1950. He formed a comic company with Ross Andru in 1953 which went bust in 1954 when comics nearly went extinct.
After Kirby saved comics in the Sixties, Esposito's immortality was assured when Lee enlisted him into the Kirby Inker Army.

Friday, July 13, 2018

42 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby satisfies the Me Generation's need for instant gratification by beginning this 1976 CAPTAIN AMERICA with punching (this time Cap's punching motivation is information gathering).

Thursday, July 12, 2018

51 YEARS AGO TODAY


In FANTASTIC FOUR #67 Reed Richards demonstrates what a genius he is by reverse engineering a teleporter from photographs.
It was only my second issue of the FANTASTIC FOUR 
*KA BANG!* 
Mind Blown!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

77 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby's 17th cover hit the stores.
It was Kirby's third Hitler cover in seven months.
It was the fourth time Kirby covered a first issue.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

45 YEARS AGO TODAY

What else do these two comics have in common besides going on sale on the same day; having Kirby/Royer covers; being written, drawn and edited by Kirby and being published by DC?




Neither was reprinted until after Kirby's death.