Krackles's picture
Posted by: Krackles | August 5, 2011

It's Clobberin' time!

Who the hell did vote less than 5 stars?
Wait until I get my paws all over that Yancy Street wannabee!

THAT'S MARVELOUS! INCREDIBLE! CATACLYSMIC! TITANIC! AWESOME!
… THIS IS UTTERLY FANTASTIC, THANK YOU, TOM!

WHO'S THE KING, WHO'S THE KING? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAAH!

Ferran Delgado's picture
Posted by: Ferran Delgado | August 5, 2011

I'm guilty...

...but I'm saving the fifth star for the cover or splash... ;-)
Although I agree with you that this page is a awesome sample of the duo at their peak, in a issue that brings lots of memories from my youth...
My blessing to this site which allows us to enjoy those museum quality pieces...

Krackles's picture
Posted by: Krackles | August 7, 2011

Take 5 man!

Hmm, let me see.
You got a page from Kirby at his peak with prime Sinnott inks, Alicia Masters, the Silver Surfer, the Thing… on his CYCLO-JET and you are saving your 5 stars?

How much is Tom charging you for each star?

You stingy ;-)

John S.'s picture
Posted by: John S. | August 5, 2011

Who's the King?

Obviously Stan (the Con Man) Lee is, judging by how big he signed his name at the top of this page. Funny, all these years I've been looking at this stuff and I never realized Stan was the artist! But hey, he had no qualms about taking the credit and the money for Jack's plots, so why shouldn't he take the credit for Jack's art as well? Just remember, kiddies, "Stan" is just an "a" away from "Satan"!

Erik Larsen's picture
Posted by: Erik Larsen | August 5, 2011

Stan DID write that dialogue--

--and chances are somebody did ask him to sign the page. I don't think it's so terrible that he obliged.

John S.'s picture
Posted by: John S. | August 6, 2011

Yeah...

...he did write that dialogue. But Jack plotted the entire story and even wrote notes in the margins to guide Stan so that Stan would know what to write -- not only with this story, but with practically every story they ever did together. In other words, Jack did at least fifty percent of the writing on almost every single thing he and Stan ever did, since plotting constitutes at least fifty percent of the writing. Did he get fifty percent of the writer's fee for it? Or fifty percent of the credit for the writing? No. He got NONE of the money and VERY little of the credit. And that's to say nothing at all of the IDEAS which Kirby contributed to their work, which were quite obviously a lot more than what Stan contributed. So Stan not only DISRESPECTED Jack in the extreme by denying him the credit which was his due; he also ROBBED him by denying him the money which was his due. Does that make Stan Lee a bad person? Yes, it most certainly does. It's a fairly safe bet that Martin Goodman would have shut down his comics line completely had Kirby not returned to Marvel in the late fifties (since the so-called "Marvel Age" never would have happened without him) and just as certain that Stan Lee would have subsequently left comics for a career writing advertising copy (as Stan himself has admitted). So what that means is that both Marvel Comics as a company and Stan Lee as an individual owe nearly everything they've enjoyed for the last fifty years to Jack Kirby. And what have they given to Kirby and his family in return for all that? In Jack's words, "A lot of ingratitude." So if anyone thinks I'm being too harsh in my judgement of Stan Lee, just let me ask you this: What if he did the same thing to YOU? How do you think YOU would feel? There's no need to answer that question of course, because we all know the answer already. NUFF SAID.

Frank Fosco's picture
Posted by: Frank Fosco | August 7, 2011

Count 'em!

I'm with you, Krackles. This is the pinnacle of Jack's career and Joe Sinnott is his inker. Any page by Kirby/Sinnott at this time is a 5, count 'em--1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Starer every page. Especially issues 48 on, through the 60s into the 70's.

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