I have the bulk of the later issues and now I'll have to buckle down and start filling in the earliest issues. I don't currently own any single-digit issues, so that's where I'll have to concentrate over the next year or so. The following are all issues of the title that I picked up at a comic show today. All of the books were in very high grade and I was particularly happy with both the condition of the books and the price that I paid for the lot. I got a great deal on these.
|Great drama and tension for the readers. No new property for his employers to take from him.|
|I don't know if Kirby really liked the villain The Mad Thinker, or if he just used him a lot to keep from giving his employer any new intellectual property that they could rob from him.|
|"The Torch Goes Wild!" How many times did I read that tag-line when I was a kid? The Inhumans were yet one more group of wonderful characters created by Kirby and used by the corporation to generate revenue at the expense of Kirby's rights.|
|This is the next-to-last issue of the title that Kirby wrote and illustrated. And it's the last cover that he did for the book for many years. He was obviously signing off in ways that were both literal and symbolic.|