Monday, November 20, 2017

60 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby's 11th 1957 cover went on sale.
Inside was 24 pages of Kirby art. What a bargain for 12 cents. Kirby would have only 1 more cover published by the end of the year.

So far for 1957 Joe Kubert had 21 covers published and Curt Swan had 37 published but Gil Kane had them all beat with 42 covers. Kane would have 5 more covers published by the end of the year!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

53 YEARS AGO TODAY

For the second time in Comics History there were three comics on sale with Thor on the cover.


Of course, they were all by Kirby.

Friday, November 17, 2017

70 YEARS AGO TODAY

So far only one Kirby-covered comic for the month had shipped.
This brought the year-to-date total of new Kirby-covered comics for 1947 to 21. All but one of which also had Kirby interior art.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

41 YEARS AGO TODAY

1976 was the last best year to be a collector of Kirby-covered comics. Two more hit the shops bringing his year-to-date total to 87.

That was more new Kirby covers than would be released in the next 5 years combined!!!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

57 YEARS AGO TODAY

Whenever Lee needed a hand he knew he could rely on Kirby.
from JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #65 
embellishment by Dick Ayers