Friday, February 28, 2014

365 Days of KirbyTech, Day 59: Doctor Doom's Device [Unidentified KirbyTech]

I dunno what this furschlugginer contraption Doomsie is pulling the switch on is, but you can bet it has something to do with destroying the accursed Richards! Or, it's a cookie-making machine. Either/or.

Pin-up from Fantastic Four Annual (1963 series) #1 (September 1963), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Sol Brodsky, colors by Stan Goldberg, letters by Artie Simek

When this pin-up was reprinted in Giant Size Super-Stars #1, the inset picture was replaced with some trivia and, to then, a complete checklist of his appearances. Remember when Doom had appeared only 47 times? Me neither.

Pin-up from Giant-Size Super Stars #1 (May 1974)

These info-packed pin-up gallery pages were the forerunners of what would eventually become The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe!

"Doctor Doom" from Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983 series) #3 (March 1983), script by Mark Gruenwald and others, pencils by John Byrne, inks by Joe Rubinstein, colors by Andy Yanchus, typeset text


Our Man Horn said...

To this day, that remains not only Byrne's career-best drawing of Doctor Doom, but probably the single best drawing of Doctor Doom period.

TB Tabby said...

Nothing? Not even armor? There's a weak point you never see the FF exploit. You'd think Doom would be able to understand the importance of a protective as well as Carrot.

Blam said...

Erm… I see the original page twice rather than the one reprinted in "XXXX". Artie Simek for the win, though, man.

Bully said...

Thanks, Blam! It's been corrected!