Sunday, November 11, 2018

NEW KIRBY HOMAGES IN YOUR LCS 3 YEARS AGO TODAY


ILLUMINATI #1 
KIRBY MONSTER VARIANT - $3.99


ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #1 
KIRBY MONSTER VARIANT - $4.99


ALL NEW HAWKEYE #1
 JEFF LEMIRE KIRBY MONSTER VARIANT -  $3.99

Friday, November 9, 2018

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 57 YEARS AGO TODAY. Kirby or Ditko?

Two Morrow's 1998 FINAL EDITION JACK KIRBY CHECKLIST lists the cover of STRANGE TALES #93 as being Ditko embellishing Kirby pencils. As does http://www.comics.org/issue/16780/ and Mike's Amazing World.

However http://ditkocultist.com claims it is actually the first cover of STRANGE TALES that Ditko both penciled and inked....

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Ever wonder why scientists of the 1960 proto-Marvel Universe thought it was a good idea to supersize insects?

Increasing the length of Kirby's giant menace stories to 13 pages made it possible to add such details. This story is from TALES TO ASTONISH #14. Like the previous issue, it also had a Kirby/Ditko cover.