Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Was the CCG the reason that the Kirby Estate didn't think the Supreme Court would give them a blank check and infinite credit ruling?!?!

Am I the only one who thinks that there will soon be a Kirby Museum at every Disney Theme Park with an animatronic Kirby drawing purchasable art in a recreation of his basement studio complete with the appropriate shows on a vintage television?!?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

42 YEARS AGO TODAY

In the first three weeks of October 1972 DC shipped 20 comics. Only one had a Kirby cover.
During that same time period DC published 10 Nicholas Cardy covers (GHOSTS #10, FROM BEYOND THE UNKNOWN #20,  WITCHING HOUR #26, SECRETS OF SINISTER HOUSE #8, SUPERMAN #259, WANTED THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS VILLAINS #4, FLASH #219, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #103, WEIRD WAR TALES #9 and WORLD'S FINEST #215)

Monday, October 20, 2014

47 YEARS AGO TODAY

This was one of the rare months that another Marvel employee had more new covers published than Kirby!!!
Kirby covered twice as many Marvels as George Tuska, Marie Severin, Don Heck, John Romita, Dan Adkins, Dick Ayers, Steve Ditko or Ogden Whitney.
But Gene Colan covered three, making him the Marvel King of Covers that month.

Fun Fact: October 1967 was also one of those even rarer months when Marvel didn't reprint ANY old Kirby art.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

48 YEARS AGO TODAY

This was one of the rare months that another Marvel employee had more new covers published than Kirby!!!
Kirby, Gene Colan, Larry Lieber and Gil Kane covered two Marvel books.
 
Stan Goldberg covered three, making him the Marvel King of Covers that month.

Friday, October 17, 2014

52 YEARS AGO TODAY all the Kirby-covered Marvel comics that would be available from your dealer (7) would be embellished by a professional that considered inker to be a derogatory term.

Kirby and Ayers also teamed up for a total of 68 story pages spread among these five comics...





“Stan told me he was hiring me not to trace. I was to add, to embellish.” – Dick Ayers (from THE JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #13)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

88 YEARS AGO TODAY Another master craftsman who would use his skills to embellish Kirby (and others) was born

Like Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers, living legend Joe Sinnott is another hero that depicted heroes (All three defended America in World War II.)
Fun fact: Joe Sinnott has been working for Marvel for 64 years, he has been inking the Sunday Spider-Man newspaper strip for the last 22 years!