Monday, August 24, 2015

LESS THAN 48 HOURS UNTIL NEW KIRBY/STERANKO HITS YOUR LCS...!!!

from SHIELD #9


   A commemorative 50th Anniversary story that spans the past and the present, and unites Phil Coulson and Nick Fury, Sr. in a unique cross-time adventure to answer a riddle that lies at the heart of the origins of SHIELD: who is The Man Called D.E.A.T.H.? Includes a sequence penciled by Jack Kirby and inked by Jim Steranko that has never seen print as part of a story before!
    Plus: The return of Dum Dum Dugan and the birth of the new Howling Commandos! The very first SHIELD story from 1965! And the pilot presentation sequence that inspired the series!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

45 YEARS AGO TODAY

Pity poor Sal Buscema. Tasked with creating a cover for a comic that not only reprinted two classic Kirby-rendered AVENGERS comics from six years earlier (for a total of 46 pages)...
It also had a gallery of Kirby's first six AVENGERS covers!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

49 YEARS AGO TODAY: The End of an Era!

The final two Lee/Kirby FANTASTIC FOUR pamphlets to begin with a symbolic splash were distributed: FANTASTIC FOUR #56
and 
FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #4