Thursday, April 9, 2020

In 1963 Marvel published 142 comics.

100 had Kirby covers and 53 had Kirby story art totaling 919 pages. 2 reprinted 30 Kirby pages.
One of the 9 Kirby-cover-only issues of  TALES OF SUSPENSE that hit the shops in 1963. (embellishment by Ayers.)

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

In 1965 Marvel published 164 comics. 96 had Kirby covers and 58 had Kirby story art totaling 1,004 pages

In 1965 Marvel also reprinted 46 pages of Kirby art in FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #3,
39 pages in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY ANNUAL #1
55 pages in MARVEL TALES ANNUAL #2
48 pages in SGT FURY ANNUAL #1,
and 42 pages in MARVEL COLLECTORS' ITEM CLASSICS  #2.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

In 1964 Marvel published 152 comics.

105 had Kirby covers and 53 had  interior Kirby art totaling 983 pages. 2 reprinted 40 Kirby pages.
One of the 6 Kirby-cover-only issues of  TALES OF SUSPENSE that hit the shops in 1964. (embellished by Brodsky.)

Monday, April 6, 2020

IN YOUR YOUR LCS 49 YEARS AGO TODAY

The 12th Kirby-covered comic of 1971 shipped. It was the 8th one that didn't have any Kirby story art.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 54 YEARS AGO TODAY

You had the opportunity to purchase something historic.
For the first time Marvel reprinted a Golden Age Captain America story. Actually they reprinted two Cap stories from 1941, both penciled by Kirby but finished by a different inker. The 17 page "Hunchback of Hollywood and the Movie Murder" was finished by Frank Giacoia. Reed Crandall applied his considerable embellishing skills to the 11 page "The Plundering Butterfly and the Ancient Mummies" 

FANTASY MASTERPIECES #3 also had another treat for  connoisseurs of comparative Kirby collaborations - a 13 page Kirby/Ayers giant monster story.

 

Saturday, April 4, 2020

49 YEARS AGO TODAY

The first year of the Kirby/DC campaign to defeat Marvel continued...


from FOREVER PEOPLE #3
words by Kirby
art by Kirby/Colletta

Friday, April 3, 2020

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 61 YEARS AGO TODAY

Not only did this comic have a Kirby/Rule cover, it also had two stories drawn by them.
Plus there was also two stories drawn by future Kirby collaborator Joe Sinnott.