The other four Kirby covers were inked by Colletta (THOR #132 and THOR ANNUAL #2), Sinnott (FANTASTIC FOUR #55) and Esposito (STRANGE TALES #149)
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
49 YEARS AGO TODAY there would be five different Kirby covers to choose from at your local comic supplier.
Not only did Frank Giacoia embellish this Kirby cover he also inked all of the interior pages, 10 of which were penciled by Kirby. The other 12 were the work of Gene Colan.
Monday, July 6, 2015
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Saturday, July 4, 2015
71 YEARS AGO TODAY there was another example of why it is impossible to get an accurate lifetime page count of Kirby's art.
Some Golden Age art experts believe this cover is actually by Fantastic Fred Ray, the great SUPERMAN cover artist of that era. It is a testament to Simon & Kirby's popularity in the Forties that DC would put their brand on someone else's art.
Friday, July 3, 2015
72 YEARS AGO TODAY the best-stocked retailers would have three DC comics with Kirby story art. Two of those comics would also have Kirby covers.
This was Kirby's 15th consecutive cover for ADVENTURE COMICS. It also had Kirby's 16th consecutive 10 page Sandman story for ADVENTURE COMICS.