Black and White Wednesday: "Kirby Speaks" and More from FOOM Magazine #11
Greetings, Groove-ophiles! As most of ya know, today would have been Jolly Jack Kirby's 96th birthday. To celebrate, we're looking back at the excitement that surrounded The King's return to Marvel Comics in 1975. From the late 50s to 1970, Jack helped create not only the foundations but the stars of the Marvel Universe. When he left Marvel for DC in 1970, Marveldom and fandom were both left breathless. Jack's tenure at DC was filled with ups and downs, but his return to Marvel was a true cause for celebration. Here's how Marvel handled that celebration in their very own fanzine, FOOM Magazine #11 (Fall 1975)...
Special thanks to Mike's Amazing World of Comics and Grand Comics Database for being such fantastic resources for covers, dates, creator info, etc. Thou art treasures true!
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As for the rest of ya, the purpose of this blog is to (re)introduce you to the great comics of the 1970s. If you like what you see, do what I do--go to a comics shop, bookstore, e-Bay or whatever and BUY YOUR OWN!