Tuesday, May 12, 2020

ON THE SPINNER RACKS 61 YEARS AGO TODAY

This newly shipped Kirby cover might have given you a case of DEJAck VU

because this Kirby-covered HOUSE OF MYSTERY would have been returned by the retailers for credit less than a month earlier.

Thor Heyerdahl's book AKU AKU sold out 4 printings by November 1958 pushing Easter Island & its distinctive statues into the mainstream zeitgeist of the later Fifties era.

Maybe Kirby's story from TALES TO ASTONISH #5 could have appeared 8 years earlier if Kirby had read FATE in 1951. 
“Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.”
― Thor Heyerdahl

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