Friday, February 12, 2016

75 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby's 9th published comic cover was his 1st bondage cover. (Who's been tied up more, Robin or Bucky?)
It also had at least 45 pages Kirby interior art.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

55 YEARS AGO TODAY Proto-Marvel had already shipped half of their comics for February: KID COLT OUTLAW #98, STRANGE TALES #84, TALES OF SUSPENSE #17 and TALES TO ASTONISH #19.

100% of those comics had Kirby/Ayers covers and 75% of them had 13 pages of Kirby story art.
The origin of proto-Magneto (from STRANGE TALES #84) was about a year ahead of its time.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

53 YEARS AGO TODAY Which is rarer?

A Kirby bondage cover
or a comic with a Kirby Thor cover and no interior Kirby art?

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

52 YEARS AGO TODAY

If you were 1 of the 73 million Americans who watched the Beatles perform 5 songs on the Ed Sullivan Show or 1 of the more than 100 million that didn't,  you might remember seeing this Jack Kirby and Bill Everett cover on your local spinner rack.
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Monday, February 8, 2016

52 YEARS AGO TODAY

You might have bought this Kirby-covered comic while waiting for the Beatles to make their first Ed Sullivan Show appearance.
Hopefully you didn't mind that only the cover was by Kirby.

If you were more interested in the latest episodes of GUNSMOKE, WAGON TRAIN, RAWHIDE, THE VIRGINIAN and BONANZA than the Beatles' Sunday  Sullivan Show appearances maybe you were convinced by this Kirby cover to buy...
You guessed it. No Kirby interior artwork.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

NEW OLD KIRBY IN YOUR FUTURE

ON SALE FEBRUARY 17

COMIC BOOK APOCALYPSE 
GRAPHIC WORLD OF JACK KIRBY TP $39.99
IDW PUBLISHING

(W) Various (A/CA) Jack Kirby
    A catalog companion to the exhibition Comic Book Apocalypse at California State University, Northridge, Fall 2015. Featuring scholarly essays on the brilliance and diversity Jack Kirby brought to his work, as well as a rare opportunity to view an amazing selection of the Kirby art that was displayed at the exhibition. Essayists include Glen Alan Gold, Diana Schutz, Howard Chaykin, Carla Speed McNeil and others.