This latest one, like all but 15 of those comics, also had Kirby interior art.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Saturday, June 18, 2016
Friday, June 17, 2016
1975 was a good year to be a Kirby enthusiast. The two 2 new Kirby-covered publications that you would find at the comic shop this week, like 19 out of the 20 Kirby-covered comics already published that year, also contained Kirby interior art.
RICHARD DRAGON, KUNG-FU FIGHTER #3 was the exception.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
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Sunday, June 12, 2016
53 YEARS AGO TODAY not only would you be able to find the Kirby-covered JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #95, TALES OF SUSPENSE #45 and KID COLT OUTLAW #112 at your local comic spinner rack.
There was also
Half of these six books had at least some Kirby interior artwork (FANTASTIC FOUR #18 was the only one with 100% Kirby art)
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016
My Marvel collection consisted of two comics. THOR #143 andMarvel paid Kirby more for covers because he knew just the elements to combine to separate children from their money.
Kirby's talent for designing impressive architecture made me begin to appreciate establishing shots more.
My years of reading Superboy/Superman made me assume that bald scientists are evil. Kirby reinforces this belief by using his "arrogant stance" for the character in the second panel. Kirby portrays another of the scientists projecting the same body language from a different angle in the third panel.
Lee/Kirby pose the philosophical question "Is it wrong to put a blind girl in harm's way to advance science?" Note that the least evil/amoral scientist is the one with blonde hair.
An action-filled flashback explains WHY they need to put a blind damsel in distress (and a girlfriend of one one of the Fantastic Four besides) while also giving a hint of how powerful the mystery character is.
What are they looking at on the penultimate page? Lee/Kirby figure it would be worth another 12 cents to find out!