Friday, January 4, 2019

42 YEARS AGO TODAY

The first comic of 1977 with Kirby art was of the bait and switch variety. Unfortunately for those aficionados of only Kirby art, the interior art was by Franks Robbins and Springer.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

46 YEARS AGO TODAY

The 1st Kirby reprint of 1973

It reprinted this 7 page Kirby-drawn story.
It introduced the Me Generation to two standard 1962 elements: the  9-panel grid and the ambiguous conclusion.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

THE RICHARD ONLEY THEORY

More than half of THE DEMON's 16 issues begin with the full-page/double-page open. (11 of them)

Was this because this was the best way to pull the reader into the story or was it because pages 2 and 3 were the only pages Kirby could put a double-page spread on without risking it being split in half by ads as was suggested by the perceptive Richard Onley in the letters page of DEMON #15?