Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NEW OLD KIRBY IN THE SHOPS TODAY

MMW ATLAS ERA TALES OF SUSPENSE TP VOL 01 $29.99
(W/A) Various (CA) Don Heck
    In 1958, Stan Lee stood before the decimated Atlas line. Having gone from editor of a line of dozens of titles to just eight, Stan refocused his efforts on only biggest and best: enter TALES OF SUSPENSE! Anchored by the visual talents Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and Don Heck, this new "big monster" book became part of a creative revival that would change comics forever. Their twist-ending tales featuring Martians, killer robots and massive monsters were the very foundation for what would become Marvel's super-hero House of Ideas. So strap on your tin-foil hat, grab your ray gun, and get ready to dive into one of the most amazing eras of comics' history! Collecting TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #1-10. Reprints 8 Kirby-drawn stories totaling 45 pages of art and 7 Kirby covers

MMW MARVEL RARITIES HC VOL 01 $75.00
(W/A) Various (CA) Larry Lieber
    Experience classic tales featuring mystic hero Dr. Droom, arch-villain Dr. Doom and the cosmic Watcher in one must-have Masterworks collection! Featuring some of the era's greatest talents - Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Roy Thomas and Gene Colan - it's a perfect Masterworks pedigree! This volume will also include a host of amazing extras from the 1960s peak of the Marvel Age - original Marvel Merry Marching Society memorabilia; rare pinups, posters and prints; and more! It's the volume you've dreamed of, so reserve your copy today! Collecting material from AMAZING ADVENTURES (1961) #1-5 (16 Kirby pages), TALES OF SUSPENSE #49-58, SILVER SURFER (1968) #1-7, MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1967) #20 and #23, and ASTONISHING TALES (1970) #1-8.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Kirby denied credit for Marvel work.


"The Human Torch (joined by the Thing with ST 125, Oct 1964) received even less attention from its creator; Lieber wrote it and Dick Ayers who was most prominent as an inker, drew it from the beginning."
      - THE COMIC BOOK HEROES by Jacobs & Jones (1985)
 Maybe they hadn't bought an OVERSTREET in 9 years. OVERSTREET began crediting Kirby with the art for this story in  the 5th edition (1974) of the comic guide that changed the focus of the hobby by monetizing it.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A PURE KIRBY SYNOPSIS

There seem to be several souls out there laboring under the delusion that I "ghost wrote" some or all of these issues. This is not true.
 Mark Evanier, THE SOURCE column (1986 NEW GODS #1 reprint) 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

If your hobby is identifying art this post's for you.

Pappy's Golden Age Comic Blogzine has a 10 page comics story from 1947 that is signed by Simon & Kirby. According to the Final Edition of TwoMorrow's Kirby Checklist only 3 panels are by Kirby.