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Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers, Issue 1, Cover

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Ferran Delgado's picture
Posted by: Ferran Delgado | February 19, 2012

Duotone...

The glue of each zipatone yellowed with different intensity, giving the drawing a curious look. If I didn't know it, I almost could say that the duotone was done on purpose since it looks quite nice to me.

The countdown to 1000 has begun with a great historical cover. I can't wait to see the rest!

Krackles's picture
Posted by: Krackles | February 19, 2012

Cover it up to 1000

Tom started the countdown to the big 1000!

This Captain Victory cover looks even better than the printed version.

Frank Fosco's picture
Posted by: Frank Fosco | February 19, 2012

Gimme whatcha got.

I can think of covers from the sixties that could make the top 10. Perhaps we're not going to get any covers from the sixties in this count down is because Tom can only work with what he has on file. It's the top 10 of what he's got on hand. Am I correct in assuming this, Tom? Do you have anymore covers from the sixties or are you saving some of those for the top 10 when you approach 2,000?

Tom Kraft's picture
Posted by: Tom Kraft | February 20, 2012

60s #1 covers

Yes you're right Frank, I can only post what we have in the archive of almost 2,000 pages of art. I have archived and posted all the 60s covers from the archive. Here is the sorted list of the 14 covers from the gallery: http://www.whatifkirby.com/gallery/galleryview?comictitle=All&art_type=C...

We would of course, love to scan and archive #1 covers to Fantastic Four, X-Men, Avengers, Spider-Man and The Hulk but no one has offered those covers for us to scan or have provided their own archive quality scans...

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Posted by: patrick ford | February 20, 2012

The Good Captain

Maybe my favorite Kirby comic book series ever. Captain Victory started off strong and got better and better with every issue (sad Royer wasn't around to ink all of it). Orion's son had one of the most nuanced and fascinating personalities ever seen in a comic book.
You wonder early on what kind of inner demons are haunting him, pushing him to burn through his allotment of lives, as if he wants to atone for past sins. Later we discover the young Captain had been manipulated into masterminding genocidal mass murder while under the control of "Big Ugly." Coming of age he learns "War isn't a game you put away in a box when Mama rings the dinner bell."

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