Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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)...
Cover art by John Byrne and Joe Sinnott

 The "Origin" of King Kirby by Charley Parker

Blue art by Paty (Cockrum), red art by The King
Happy birthday, Jack! The cosmos are yours!!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday King Kirby! Yeah he's probably drawing up a storm up there in the Pearly Gates.

    - Mike from Trinidad & Tobago.



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