Monday, August 8, 2016

It Was 55 Years Ago Today...

...when this unassuming lttle comic hit the stands*** 

***On sale date of 8/8/61 is given by various sources including the utterly invaluable Mike's Newsstand.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A Great Pair of Jeans! By Jack Kirby and Barry Windsor-Smith

                     X-Men 9 Jean Grey Marvel Girl
X-Men #9 (1965) Jack Kirby natch!
X-Men 53 Jean Grey Marvel Girl
X-Men #53 (1969) Barry W-Smith 

Friday, August 28, 2015

One of My Favorite Jack Kirby Covers

Simon-Kirby Comics

Now that's a Kirbyesque face!  ;)

Jack "King" Kirby  
August 28 1917- February 6 1994

Psst: betcha can't guess who the lanky figure in black is ;)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Angry Young Men: Incredible Hulk #1 and...

I've long wondered if Kirby's fine-featured, brooding Hulk was based--facially, anyway--on a certain fine-featured, brooding actor. And yeah, I first posted this on a comic book forum a while back but I'm re-posting it here just 'cause I like these images. So there! 

(l.) Brando as Antony in the 1953 film Julius Caesar         (r.)  Incredible Hulk #1 by Kirby-Reinman                   

Fun fact: In 1969 Jack Kirby designed the costumes and posters for a production of Julius Caesar at the University of California at Santa Cruz. More info at the  Kirby Museum. 

Update: check out August 2015 Time magazine on Kirby!  
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