Wednesday, January 3, 2018

49 YEARS AGO TODAY

THOR #162 - Kirby/Colleta cover  
     "Galactus is Born" (20 Kirby/Colleta pages) (6 full-pagers) The 3rd consecutive issue to feature Galactus. It was also the 18th consecutive issue that Lee/Kirby didn't create any new characters for. 

CAPTAIN AMERICA #112 - Kirby/Giacoia cover 
      "Lest we Forget" (20 Kirby/Tuska pages) (4 full-pagers)
Kirby returns to Cap after a two issue hiatus.

2 comments:

  1. Cap #112 was famous for being the complete issue Jack penciled over a weekend after Jim Steranko blew the deadline.
    George Tuska inked pages as fast as they were passed to him after being dialogued by Lee, and the entire book went to the printer on schedule that Friday!
    To this day, art from that issue is used for various licensed Marvel products including t-shirts, mugs and other goodies!

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  2. I have understood that this fill-in issue was because Steranko was waiting, holding the issue until the last possible moment, so that Stan would not meddle with his plots. By playing brinkmanship, Steranko would run the clock out. However Stan, catching on, blew the whistle and rustled up a fill-in, and delayed #113 until it fit in the schedule. Simultaneously, the Tower of Shadows #1 argument was going on..."Touch one line of this story and I'll walk," threatened Steranko. And Stan reserved the right to edit all works, so Steranko walked. His final books were the first few of SHIELD.

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