Friday, July 19, 2019

72 YEARS AGO TODAY

If you loved Kirby and you loved love you must haved loved being able to purchase his second Romance comic in 2 weeks. Both had covers AND interior art by Kirby!!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

47 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby and Camelot
Kirby generates gravitas for the first issue of the DEMON the same way he did a year earlier in the first NEW GODS, by destroying an existing mythology as a prelude to introducing his creation.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

72 YEARS AGO TODAY

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

Monday, July 15, 2019

53 YEARS AGO TODAY

if you went to your retailer with $1.35 you could buy 190 pages of Kirby art: FANTASY MASTERPIECES #4 (45 reprinted pages), TALES OF SUSPENSE #81 (10 new pages), MARVEL SUPER-HEROES ANNUAL #1 (22 reprinted pages), THOR #132 (21 new pages), THOR ANNUAL #2 (30 new pages, 13 reprinted pages),  MARVEL COLLECTORS'  ITEM CLASSICS #5 (33 reprinted pages) 
and 
FANTASTIC FOUR #55 (20 new pages) 


Sunday, July 14, 2019

92 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.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

43 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).