Friday, May 24, 2019

Kirby/Ayers versus Ditko/Ditko



Proto-Marvel published five fantasy anthology titles in January 1961. This was the only one that didn't have a Kirby/Ayers cover.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

From January 1956 to September 1958 15 issues of WORLD OF FANTASY were published.

They presented 90 stories by 49 artists.
Talents as diverse as Bernard Krigstein
Gene Colan
Mort Meskin
Manny Stallman
 
and future Kirby inker, Chris Rule

Early November 1958 WORLD OF FANTASY #16 shipped. It had the debut appearances in that title of three men that many credit with saving Marvel Comics and possibly the entire industry from extinction in the next decade.
 
Joe Sinnott, many fans' favorite Kirby inker.
 
 Steve Ditko
and the savior of superhero comics - Kirby.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

77 YEARS AGO TODAY

With his first cover for DETECTIVE COMICS a complete collection of Kirby covers would consist of 37 comics . Kirby was assisted by Joe Simon, Jerry Robinson and Fred Ray.
 Kirby's first cover hit the marketplace slightly less than two years  earlier.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

57 YEARS AGO TODAY

Remember the Werehulk?  


from INCREDIBLE HULK #2
A Kirby/Ditko collaboration

Monday, May 20, 2019

61 YEARS AGO TODAY

If your New Year's resolution for 1958 was to buy every new comic with a cover by Kirby so far you would have had to buy 7 comics!
This is possibly Kirby's 350th cover.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

63 YEARS AGO TODAY

If your New Year's resolution for 1956 was to buy every new comic with a cover by Kirby so far you would have had to buy only 6 comics!
This was the only war comic. Other than one western comic all the rest were romance covers.