Monday, February 20, 2017

56 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 ten, was embellished by Dick Ayers.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

55 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!!!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

54 YEARS AGO TODAY

What do these two Kirby-covered comics have in common?

That's right - neither one has any interior art by Kirby.

Friday, February 17, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR 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.




Thursday, February 16, 2017

53 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)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

53 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.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

53 YEARS AGO TODAY

If you recall seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show but not this Kirby comic (with cameos by the Fantastic Four AND the X-Men) being on sale maybe you are remembering the rerun broadcast seven months later.
It wasn't 100% Kirby. There was also Ditko Doctor Strange filler (but at least Marvel warned you on the cover!)