Sunday, June 19, 2011

Jack Kirby's Fourth World

A few years ago, I began a chronological "re-reading project" of every comic-book story Jack Kirby worked on in my collection.  I got thru the 40's, 50's, and 60's (adding every single Marvel from the 60's to the list while I was at it).  At the point where Kirby went to DC, I continued on with the Marvel reading, always intending to pick up Jack's work where I left off.  Now, about 3 years later, I'm finally back on it, and have been re-reading some books I haven't looked at in 30 years.  (And doing scans & "restorations" of the covers in the process.)

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FOREVER PEOPLE 1  /  art by Jack Kirby & Frank Giacoia   (March 1971)

art by Jack Kirby & Vince Colletta (alterations by Al Plastino)   (October 1970)
JIMMY OLSEN 134  /  art by NEAL ADAMS   (December 1970)
JIMMY OLSEN 135  /  art by NEAL ADAMS   (January 1971)

JIMMY OLSEN 136  /  art by NEAL ADAMS   (March 1971)

JIMMY OLSEN 137  /  art by Jack Kirby & Neal Adams   (April 1971)

JIMMY OLSEN 138  /  rejected pencils by Jack Kirby
art by Jack Kirby, Neal Adams & Murphy Anderson   (June 1971)
NEW GODS 1  /  art by Jack Kirby & Frank Giacoia   (March 1971)
MISTER MIRACLE 1  /  art by Jack Kirby & Frank McLaughlin   (April 1971)
(Continued in Part 2)

More as I go!
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Here's one I'm posting here because I don't feel like starting a separate page, and I don't really have anything else to go with it.  SUPER DC GIANT was an oversized anthology series devoted to miscellaneous reprints.  Each issue had a different theme.  This particular cover caught my attention as being very unusual, with a "graphic" style ("posterized" is the word I learned in art school).  I figured it would be a good fit on this page of the blog, as it has a February 1971 cover date, which neatly puts it in the time when Jack Kirby's new DC books were just starting to appear.

SUPER DC GIANT S-21 / art by CHARLIE ARMENTANO   (February 1971)

Artwork (C) DC Comics Inc.

Raw scan of JIMMY OLSEN #138 rejected pencils supplied by Patrick Ford
Raw scan of SUPER DC GIANT #S-21 from Heritage Auctions
All other scans from my own personal collection

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your new blog! Your cover pics with your restorations look great. Good luck and I will be linking you to Pappy's Golden Age Comics.