Saturday, September 24, 2016

74 YEARS AGO TODAY

This might be the first time some of you long time fans saw Kirby's name (it was the first time that it appeared on the cover of ADVENTURE COMICS)

Friday, September 23, 2016

54 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby drew the Hulk flying in INCREDIBLE HULK #4
    Lee's captions insist that the Hulk is leaping even though the art shows the Hulk changing direction in midair. It is possible that Lee didn't reject the page and have Kirby draw a new one because Kirby wouldn't be paid for the rejected page.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

48 YEARS AGO TODAY

This 1968 Lee/Kirby splash demonstrates how their decade of collaborating had honed their respective skills.
Kirby depicts the three characters that make it possible for Lee to craft  a synopsis disguised as a conversation, complete with a comedic punchline. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

44 YEARS AGO TODAY

MISTER MIRACLE #11 exhibits the archetypal opening for a Kirby-crafted 1970s comic, the visual one-two punch of a full page panel followed by a double-page spread.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

52 YEARS AGO TODAY

Marvel shipped as many Kirby-covered comics as the month before...9
  
This issue of STRANGE TALES, like the previous issue, had a Kirby cover but no interior Kirby pages. Half of the Kirby-covered comics released in August and September of 1964 contained no Kirby interior art.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

54 YEARS AGO TODAY

Banner decides in the second story of  HULK #4 that teenagers are undependable so he adds a foot switch to his transformation machine!