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.
The other four Kirby covers were inked by Colletta (THOR #132 and THOR ANNUAL #2), Sinnott (FANTASTIC FOUR #55) and Esposito (STRANGE TALES #149)

Monday, July 6, 2015

91 YEARS AGO TODAY Frank Giacoia was born.

He was a penciler of both comics and newspaper strips. Along with Sinnott, Ayers, Everett and Colletta, Giacoia helped define the look of Kirby's Marvel art. 

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

Thursday, July 2, 2015