Friday, October 13, 2017

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: The Demon

October. Friday the 13th. Jack Kirby. The Demon. What more do you need to know before you can enjoy these ka-razee Kirby kovers, Groove-ophiles? That the original Demon mag ran 16 issues, from June 1972-October 1973? The Jack King Kirby was inspired by Hal Foster's Prince Valiant Sunday comic strip in the creation of Etrigan (the Demon)? No? Okay, then...enjoy!


Oh, so NOW you're curious about that Prince Valiant inspiration, huh? T'was a mas Val wore to scare some enemies and...ah, just have a peek...


8 comments:

  1. Very cool, i had never seen that Prince Valiant before. Awesome post Groove.

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  2. Does he have boulders for knees?

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  3. I loved The Demon. One of Jack Kirby's better DC creations. After seeing the Prince Valiant strip I'm surprised there wasn't some sort of copyright infringement lawsuit filed against the title.

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    1. Seeing as you like the Demon, as a sort of follow on to our exchange the other week about Kirby's inkers, you might be interested in a video I came across recently in which William Stout talks about ghosting most of the inks for issue 15.
      www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecj9cCUXunw

      -sean

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    2. Thanks. I always love the behind the scenes in comics creating.

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  4. The brilliance of Kirby's work on the Demon would probably be better demonstrated by the double page spreads, but all the same well done on a great post, Groove.

    Now that you've posted all of The Losers and Atlas, I wonder whats coming next... You are still going to give us a Kirby klassic to read each month, aren't you?

    -sean

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  5. That outfit and broom makes me wonder if maybe Norman Osborn also read Prince Valiant!

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  6. It's also possible that Kirby saw Frazetta's THUN'DA #1 in 1951 with a story where a man wears a mask much like the one in the 1937 "Prince Valiant" strip:

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/yctte3xo

    Best regards,

    Chris A.

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