Saturday, June 29, 2019

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 50 YEARS AGO TODAY

The 90th consecutive Lee/Kirby FANTASTIC FOUR was available for purchase.

The cover gives away the entire issue's plot, which is finally gotten to after spending the first 8 pages showing how the villain they defeated in the previous issue is disposed of.

Kirby rarely used a 9-panel grid (1 page out of 20 in this case) but when he did it was always a treat.

Kirby proves repeatedly that a three panel tier is optimal for presenting a transformation sequence. 

1 comment:

  1. To me, the interesting thing about this issue is that it was still on sale (in mint condition) on the spinner-rack of a local shop in 1972, which is when I first bought it. So, to me, it's only 47 years old, but it's certainly a cracker of a comic.

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