Sunday, December 21, 2014

The REAL reason Disney settled with Kirby's human creations?

See, there's been this series of science-fiction movies, three in all, the last few years. Maybe you've seen one or all of them. I've only seen one of them, myself, and it seemed altogether Kirbyesque to me.
- Mark Evanier, THE SOURCE column (1986 NEW GODS #1 reprint

A 1972 triptych from issue 9 of the series that MIGHT have inspired STAR WARS.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

42 YEARS AGO TODAY

What child wouldn't want a comic with a gorilla cover for Christmas? Makes me wonder how many new Kirby fans were created that holiday season.

Friday, December 19, 2014

41 YEARS AGO TODAY

Kirby's Christmas treat for his fans was his spin on the Watergate Secrets.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

40 YEARS AGO TODAY

DC delivered a double dose of Kirby covers, story and  interior art at the spinner racks. 



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

39 YEARS AGO TODAY

If you had the wisdom to look beyond the Joe Kubert cover you would have been rewarded with 18 pages of Kirby art.
If not, you would have had to wait 38 years for it to be reprinted.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

38 YEARS AGO TODAY - Kirby makes the Holidays Happier

Three Marvel comics written, drawn and with covers by Kirby were released the first two weeks of December 1976: CAPTAIN AMERICA #207, ETERNALS #9 and BLACK PANTHER #2.


     If that wasn't enough Kirby (is there ever enough Kirby?) there was also 4 Marvels with covers by the speedy King of Comics:  NOVA #7, AVENGERS #157, DEFENDERS #45 and THOR #257


Monday, December 15, 2014

36 YEARS AGO TODAY - the first of three Kirbyless Holiday seasons

The 1978 Holiday Season found the shops totally devoid of any new Kirby comics, his most recent books, DEVIL DINOSAUR #9 and MACHINE MAN #9  had been released 3 months earlier. The only Kirby available was MARVEL'S GREATEST COMICS #82, which reprinted all but one page of FANTASTIC FOUR #102 from eight years earlier.