Saturday, April 05, 2014

365 Days of KirbyTech, Day 95: The Fantastic Four's Telephone

In the Baxter Building, even the telephones aren't from Ma Bell...they're made of KirbyTech.

Panel from Fantastic Four (1961 series) #55 (October 1966), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott, letters by Sam Rosen

So remember: when you dial (212) 444-4444, you get to talk to the one and only Benjamin J. Grimm! (Don't call during his stories.)

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Friday, April 04, 2014

The Marvel Universe's most dramatic zoom-in ever

Panels from Marvel Team-Up Annual #4 (August 1981), script by Frank Miller, breakdowns by Herb Trimpe, finishes by Mike Esposito, colors by George Roussos, letters by Diana Albers

365 Days of KirbyTech, Day 94: The Ruler of Earth

Behold...The Ruler of the Earth!

Splash page from "The Ruler of Earth" in Journey into Mystery #81 (June 1962), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers

Thursday, April 03, 2014

At 13th Dimension: Jim Steranko's Captain America!

All this week on 13th Dimension, it's Captain America Week! Gosh, you'd think the dude has a movie comin' out or something. My bestest pal John (he's going to take me to the movies, hooray!) has written about the three amazing issues of Captain America by Jim Steranko! Say, I wonder why John didn't include this moment?:

Panels from Strange Tales (August 1967); script, pencils, inks, and colors by Jim Steranko, letters by Jerry Feldmann


Once again, that's Captain America Week at 13th Dimension! (And don't forget to enter 13th Dimension's contest to win a pair of Hasbro action figures, because I can't!) It's All-American, dudes!

365 Days of KirbyTech, Day 93: Agent 13's Miniaturized Flame-Thrower (In a Case)

Panel from Captain America (1968 series) #100 (April 1968), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Syd Shores, letters by Artie Simek

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

365 Days of KirbyTech, Day 92: The Fantastic Four's Washing Machine

Panel from Fantastic Four (1998 series) #61/490 (November 2002), script by Mark Waid, pencils by Mike Wieringo, inks by Karl Kesel, colors by Paul Mounts, letters by Richard Starkings and Albert Deschesne

Say, I wonder what brand of detergent Sue uses to keep those whites whiter than white blues bluer than blue?

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Obsessive much?

Page from "Fight for the One You Love" in Girls' Love Stories #125 (February 1967), pencils and inks by Jerry Grandenetti

Today in Comics History, April 1: The instructions for suggested use of ketchup are disregarded

from The Spirit Section (Register and Tribune Syndicate, March 30 (not 20), 1947), script by Will Eisner, pencils and inks by Will Eisner and Jerry Grandenetti, letters by Martin DeMuth

365 Days of KirbyTech, Day 91: SHIELD*'s Shoulder-Mounted Double-Gun Harness

In the words of an old Marvel Comics humor book, Not Brand Echh What the--?!:

Panel from Captain America #112 (April 1969), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by George Tuska, letters by Artie Simek

Naw, I'm just kiddin' ya. April Fool! I mean, do you think even Jack Kirby would come up with something that bizarre and weird?!?

*Spring Has Incoming Elements of Lying Day

Monday, March 31, 2014

Can you paint with all the colors of the Bifrost?



365 Days of KirbyTech, Day 90: Miss Thing's Thing Rings

The beauty of comic books is that occasionally a comic book creator will take the world's most horrible thing...

...and turn it into the most wonderful thing.

Panels from FF (2013 series) #8 (August 2013), script by Matt Fraction, pencils and inks by Michael Allred, colors by Laura Allred, letters by Clayton Cowles

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ten of a Kind: Good night, hawks

(More Ten of a Kind here.)

Well, that'll happen.

Panel from "The Stronghold of Dr. Strange!" in Tales of Suspense #41 (May 1963), plot by Stan Lee, script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers, letters by Marty Epp

365 Days of KirbyTech, Day 89: The Murder Chair of Franz Cadavus

Even Nazi supervillains like The Red Skull like to have a few pals over to shoot the breeze and watch the game! And here they are...the Exiles! Clockwise from top left: Sprawly Legsapart, Earth-3 Winston Churchill, Big Bear MacCaber, The 5,000 Hats of Jack Kirby Guy, Evil Mirror Universe Spock After a Shave, The Red Skull, and Moe "Professor H" Howard of the H-Men!

Page from Captain America (1968 series) #104 (August 1968), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dan Adkins, letters by Artie Simek