Thursday, July 12, 2012

King Kirby Does Giant Gorilla!

Still writing. I don't see a break to write any detailed trip reports or essays for a bit. Maybe one about comics if I can steal a couple of hours.

In the meantime, more good stuff from King Kirby. This almost-Kong cover for Journey Into Mystery #65 is a real winner. This comic appeared right around the same time as Fantastic Four #1. Kirby had been telling Lee for several years that he could save Martin Goodman's comic outfit if they'd just cut him loose and let him create some new superheroes for the company.

Lee and Goodman finally relented and Kirby made history.

But the credit and the money were stolen from him.

Gorilla covers sold comics in those days.

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