Wednesday, June 29, 2016

47 YEARS AGO TODAY

The 90th consecutive Lee/Kirby FANTASTIC FOUR was available for purchase.

The cover gives away the entire issue's plot, which is gotten to after spending the first 8 pages showing how the villain they defeated in the previous issue is disposed of.


Kirby rarely used a 9-panel grid (1 page out of 20 in this case) but when he did it was always a treat.


Kirby proves repeatedly that a three panel tier is optimal for presenting a transformation sequence. 

2 comments:

  1. This isn't your average transformation, though. It's a more abstract equivalent of blurring out the image for a frame or two and replacing the original with someone else.

    Still, it works even with the Thing.http://www.littlestuffedbull.com/images/comics/t3/ff19o.jpg

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  2. Loved this issue, and the three subsequent ones. Acquired replacements for my originals a good many years ago now.

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