I have been working up for this, my last column of 2017 for the whole year. The idea came to mind as many do, completely by accident. Every once in awhile a Silver age page of Jack Kirby pencils makes its way onto my computer via Facebook or some website or another, and I started to save them in a file for this column.
We have been really blessed in 2017 with some incredible Artist and Artifact Editions of my favorite artists from the Silver Age, including a couple of fabulous Fantastic Four editions, but most Kirby pencils are from his move to DC in the seventies. Even though I found these editions extremely enjoyable they just aren’t from the era that I think was the prime era of Jack Kirby. So without any more hyperbole from me, is what I collected for this post.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Let’s hope 2018 has as many memorable Artist/Artifact Editions as 2017.
All the best in the upcoming Christmas and Holiday Season! And continued Happy Collecting!
Hey Dennis…methinks the name Jack “King” Kirby is an understatement….He was even bigger then that in the comic field circa 1962 to 1967….his work still astonishes 50 plus years later. I cant wait to see what Walt Disney does with his FF and X-men concepts. Thanks for sharing Dennis.
Yeah David,it is amazing the work he did in that period!My hope for Disney is that they do a FF movie and set it in the early sixties.A period piece would be perfect I think, to do this up right! And here is a novel idea, why not make Dr.Doom the leader of a nation called Latveria and make him Reed Richards equal in science but give him the edge from the fact that his mother was a practitioner of the mystic arts!
Works for me.