Tuesday, April 19, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 110: Not Brand Ecchymosis

Last week I asked you the musical question (minus the music): Did Jack Kirby ever draw J. Jonah Jameson? Well, Bully-fan Carousin' Chris K. suggested one I'd missed from the pages of the ultimate Marvel mag of the 1960s, that scion of satire and paragon of parody, Not Brand Echh!

Panel from "The Origin of Sore, Son of Shmodin" in Not Brand Echh #3 (October 1967), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Frank Giacoia, letters by Artie Simek

As Chris humbly suggests, that might actually be Magnificent Marie Severin chipping in on the background characters there, as she's definitely the doyenne of drollery when it comes to Not Brand Ecch caricature! But until definitely proven otherwise, let's declare this a Kirby JJJ and of course, there must be feasting and celebration! Let us party with pizza!

(What? You bring the pizza, I'm runnin' the blog here.)


Ron Hogan said...

And that's the story of how Mick Jagger replaced Mickey Dolenz in the Monkees.

Blam said...

Is that Herbie Popnecker cosplaying as a gorilla or a gorilla cosplaying as Herbie Popnecker?

Chris K said...

That's the one!!

It was sheer coincidence that I just happened to be looking at the Thor Masterworks volume that included the NBE story as a backup feature, and happened to notice JJJ there so soon after your post went up. Prior to that, I was inclined to agree that Jack never drew Jonah. Marvel seemed to kind of quarantine the Spidey-characters from Kirby, since he tended to go off model with them. But in NOT BRAND ECCH, hey, anything goes!

Glad to contribute!

--Chris K