Friday, March 31, 2017

39 YEARS AGO TODAY

If you are in your forties this might have been your introduction to Kirby's work.
Along with WHAT IF #9, which had also hit the shops earlier in the week, 10 new Kirby-covered comics had shipped for 1978. Seven of them, including this one had 17 pages of Kirby story and art.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

31 YEARS AGO TODAY

Not only did MARVEL SAGA: THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #7 present Kirby story art from INCREDIBLE HULK #4, FANTASTIC FOUR #9, STRANGE TALES #103, TALES TO ASTONISH #38  and JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #87 and 88, it also spotlighted two of his covers...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

41 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby's 122nd FANTASTIC FOUR cover (including annuals) was in the stores.
George Perez did the the interior art. For continuity's sake Joe Sinnott embellished everything.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

75 YEARS AGO TODAY

"It's an amazing piece of comic art, and one of the most memorable images from the entire history of the medium." - Heritage Auctions

Monday, March 27, 2017

74 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby's 14th consecutive STAR SPANGLED cover displayed his genius for combining action and comedy with his perspective-savvy exaggeration. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

51 YEARS AGO TODAY

1966 was a good year for Kirby fans. These 4 Kirby-covered comics brought his 3 month total up to 19.




Kirby also had 207 pages of story art published since the beginning of 1966.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

52 YEARS AGO TODAY

Did you finish a 5 day march to the Capitol from Montgomery, Alabama or did you spend your time reading this 20 page Kirby comic with the oft-homaged cover?


(art by Marko Djurdjevic)

Friday, March 24, 2017

47 YEARS AGO TODAY

These 2 new Kirby covers brought his 1970 total up to 8
This one also had 6 pages of new Kirby art increasing his total to 133 pages.
This one had 29 pages of reprinted Kirby/Chic Stone art.
It was nice of Marvel to comission a new cover instead of reprinting this one.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

39 YEARS AGO TODAY

1978 was a good year to be a Kirby fan. The most recent Kirby-covered comic was the 6th for the year.
And every one also had 17 pages of Kirby words and art.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

40 YEARS AGO TODAY

1977 was a good year to be a Kirby fan. The most recent Kirby-covered comic was the 18th for the year.
And like half of those it also had 17 pages of Kirby words and pictures bringing his page total for the year up to 170

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

31 YEARS AGO TODAY

WHO'S WHO #16 reminded fans of what made Kirby great.
The 5 pages of Kirby/Theakston art included a New Gods double-page spread featuring 24 characters and 29 headshots.

Sunday, March 19, 2017