Thursday, October 23, 2014

42 YEARS AGO TODAY did Marvel think that Gil Kane could improve on Kirby?

WHERE MONSTERS DWELL #19 reprinted the entire contents of TALES OF SUSPENSE #24 from 11 years earlier.
The first two of the four stories are penciled by Kirby and embellished by Ayers. 
The only thing Marvel didn't reprint was the Kirby cover!?!

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.