Sunday, July 17, 2016

48 YEARS AGO TODAY

When you saw this at the store you could have wrongly assumed that this was a symbolic cover (also known as a no-scene-remotely-like-this-inside cover)
With the Mangog saga Lee/Kirby seemed to be trying surpass their  earlier Galactus trilogy in the FANTASTIC FOUR. Instead of merely eating the Earth, this villain wanted to destroy the universe by unsheathing the cover-depicted Odinsword. 
The four years Marvel paid Kirby to hone his monster-creating skills (1958-1962) was money well-spent. 

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