Scans of original art are from the Kirby Museum's Original Art Digital Archive.
Scans of pencil art photocopies for the Kirby Museum's Pencil Art Photocopy Archive courtesy of the Kirby Family, with thanks to TwoMorrows Publishing.
Please do not copy any images or content from this site without permission.
How curious according the back of the page...
The detail is incredible in that first big panel, Jack and Joe outdoing themselves.
This is the kind of delicacy I miss in 70's Kirby.
Sinnott was so good at texture - the debris, the hair, clothing... perfection.
Lee's text for the girls in the last panel is pure vintage romance comics LOL...old habits die hard!
Really? THIS is the kind of "delicacy" I miss in '60s Kirby...
Nice textures and detail indeed!
I'm a sucker for '66-'67 Kirby, what can you do! ;)
That loss of delicacy was due in part to the switch in the size of the paper on which the originals were rendered from 14" x 22" down to approximately 11" x 17." This change occurred for most Marvel interior art around November 1967. The cover art happened a bit later on in the following spring/summer of 1968. The last "twice-up" size Kirby/Sinnott FF interiors are believed to be from issue #67. The final large size FF cvr. art is issue #75. Issue #76 is the first cvr. rendered on small size paper.
For Marvel, the reduction in paper size was a cost-saving measure but but if you compare the bigger size pages vs. the smaller ones, the difference in loss of detail is apparent. This particular pg. from #59 would have suffered in the reduced format. It's too bad most all of Jack's 70's work was completed on 11" x 17" size paper.
Interesting point. Thank you!
How in the heck is this not a 5 star page?