Ferran Delgado's picture
Posted by: Ferran Delgado | August 11, 2011

Signed by Kirby...

How curious according the back of the page...

wonder6789's picture
Posted by: wonder6789 | March 10, 2012

The detail

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!

John S.'s picture
Posted by: John S. | March 11, 2012

Re: The Detail

Really? THIS is the kind of "delicacy" I miss in '60s Kirby...

wonder6789's picture
Posted by: wonder6789 | March 11, 2012

Nice textures and detail

Nice textures and detail indeed!
I'm a sucker for '66-'67 Kirby, what can you do! ;)

Hans Kosenkranius's picture
Posted by: Hans Kosenkranius | March 11, 2012

Re: The Detail

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.

wonder6789's picture
Posted by: wonder6789 | March 11, 2012

Interesting point. Thank you!

Interesting point. Thank you!

Frank Fosco's picture
Posted by: Frank Fosco | May 6, 2012

Four point what?

How in the heck is this not a 5 star page?

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