Tuesday, February 28, 2017

65 YEARS AGO TODAY

Only 2 Kirby-covered comics had shipped since 1952 began.
This one had a 6 page story illustrated by Kirby.
(NOT the story promoted by the cover)
This one was Kirby-covered only.

The only other Kirby art that had shipped so far that year were  Kirby-illustrated romance stories in YOUNG ROMANCE #43 and YOUNG ROMANCE #44 for a total of 18 pages.

Monday, February 27, 2017

67 YEARS AGO TODAY

1950 was a bad year to be a fan of Kirby-covered comics. None had been released yet and there would not any for another 3 months.  Four comics with Kirby-drawn romance stories had shipped (YOUNG ROMANCE #19 and 20 and YOUNG LOVE #8 and 9) but it was decided that they would sell better with photo covers.



Sunday, February 26, 2017

70 YEARS AGO TODAY

Only 2 Kirby-covered comics had shipped to the shops so far for 1947.
This one also had 6 stories drawn by Kirby for a total of 44 pages.
 

This one only had 1 Kirby-drawn story, a 6 pager.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

74 YEARS AGO TODAY

The 5th Kirby-covered comic for 1943 was on sale, increasing his lifetime total to 65.

Friday, February 24, 2017

73 YEARS AGO TODAY

The 19th consecutive issue of ADVENTURES COMICS to have a Kirby cover was also the 20th consecutive issue to have interior art by Kirby.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

73 YEARS AGO TODAY

Even though this cover is signed by Kirby some Comic Historians claim it is really by Gil Kane.
Comic Historians DO agree that the 11 page lead story's art IS by Kirby.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

72 YEARS AGO TODAY

Was this Kirby's second or third 1945 cover?
It depends on if you agree with the Comic Historians that attribute the cover of STAR SPANGLED #43 to Kirby or those that consider it a Curt Swan creation.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

58 YEARS AGO TODAY

 
Although Kirby DID draw one of the stories in this Kirby-covered anthology he did NOT draw the story that the cover promotes.

Monday, February 20, 2017

56 YEARS AGO TODAY

So far 4 comics with Kirby covers had arrived in the shops since the beginning of February, swelling his 1961 total to 9 covers. There would be 2 more before February ended.
This cover, like the other ten, was embellished by Dick Ayers.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

55 YEARS AGO TODAY

If you were a Sub-Mariner fan your trip to the store rewarded you with his first appearance in more than six years!!!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

54 YEARS AGO TODAY

What do these two Kirby-covered comics have in common?

That's right - neither one has any interior art by Kirby.

Friday, February 17, 2017

IN THE SHOPS 1 YEAR AGO TODAY

COMIC BOOK APOCALYPSE 
GRAPHIC WORLD OF JACK KIRBY TP $39.99
IDW PUBLISHING

(W) Various (A/CA) Jack Kirby
    A catalog companion to the exhibition Comic Book Apocalypse at California State University, Northridge, Fall 2015. Featuring scholarly essays on the brilliance and diversity Jack Kirby brought to his work, as well as a rare opportunity to view an amazing selection of the Kirby art that was displayed at the exhibition. Essayists include Glen Alan Gold, Diana Schutz, Howard Chaykin, Carla Speed McNeil and others.