Sunday, March 02, 2014

365 Days of KirbyTech, Day 61: Black Bolt's Gyro-Ship

Splash page from Fantastic Four (1961 series) #84 (March 1969), co-plot and script by Stan Lee, co-plot and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott, letters by Sam Rosen

Man, those wacky Inhumans and their goofball retro cars! Back in Attilan, they're laughing their heads off (exception: Black Bolt) at pawning this refugee from Inhuman Wacky Races off on the Fantastic Four. Look, even Crystal is giggling! And they're all sitting on the old mattresses that Gorgon put out in the alley for the Inhuman Dustman to pick up! Even the Mongol hoards are laughing their fur-clad asses off at this thing!

That's a nice panel, and I'm wondering if Jack based it, like Carl Barks, on a photo he'd seen in National Geographic or another periodical of world photography. Aw, who am I's Jack Kirby. He saw it in Multiversal Cosmo-Graphic.

Ben Grimm's not a fan.

We never saw the Inhuman Gyro-Ship, ever again. But in Fantastic Four #87, Ben Grimm was seen toolin' up 'n down Yancy Street on a bitchin' Suzuki T500 Titan. And he don't need no helmet.

1 comment:

Blam said...

Gyro-ship? It was made out of lamb and pita bread?