Friday, February 15, 2019

55 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.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

55 YEARS AGO TODAY

If you recall seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show but not these Kirby comics being on sale maybe you are remembering the rerun broadcast seven months later.



Wednesday, February 13, 2019

56 YEARS AGO TODAY

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

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

78 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby's 9th published comic cover was his 1st bondage cover. (Who's been tied up more, Bucky or Robin?)
It also had at least 45 pages of Kirby interior art.

Monday, February 11, 2019

44 YEARS AGO TODAY

It was the Kirby/Berry era of comics. This was the 4th Kirby/Berry cover of 1975.
It was also the 4th comic of 1975 to have 20 Kirby edited/written/drawn pages. All 80 of those pages were inked by Berry.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

58 YEARS AGO TODAY

proto-Marvel had already shipped half of their comics for February:  KID COLT OUTLAW #98, STRANGE TALES #84, TALES OF SUSPENSE #17 and TALES TO ASTONISH #19.

100% of those comics had Kirby/Ayers covers and 75% of them had 13 pages of interior Kirby art.
The origin of proto-Magneto (from STRANGE TALES #84) was about a year ahead of its time.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

55 YEARS AGO TODAY

If you were 1 of the 73 million Americans who watched the Beatles perform 5 songs on the Ed Sullivan Show or even if you were 1 of the more than 100 million that didn't, you might remember seeing this Jack Kirby and Bill Everett cover on your local spinner rack.