Friday, March 11, 2016

47 YEARS AGO TODAY

If you missed FANTASTIC FOUR #87 the good news is that it would be reprinted a mere 8 years later.
The bad news is that the 20 pages of Kirby/Sinnott art would be edited down to 18 pages. Only the first 2 panels and last 2 panels of this sequence were reprinted in MARVEL'S GREATEST COMICS #69

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

40 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby's interpretation of a popular cover layout arrived at the shops.

The earliest prototype for this layout that I could find was this 1949 cover for a hero of pulp, radio and comics fame...
In 1967 Dick Ayers adapted the concept to the War genre.
 John Romita (senior) did one later in 1967.
Even later in 1967 Gene Colan presented his take.
Dick Ayers liked the layout so much he used it again in 1968.