What if Kirby Reaches the 800th page - Now the largest Jack Kirby Art Resource

September 24, 2011
The 800th Page - Captain America 104 Cover

Today What if Kirby announces having reached the 800th page of Jack Kirby comic art displayed in the Gallery section of the site. This is an important milestone since the Heritage Auction website has archives of past auctions art in high resolution that includes 790 pages of Kirby art. But now, What if Kirby, with its 800 pages has become the largest online resource of Jack Kirby art on the entire web!

To highlight this milestone, the beautiful cover to Captain America 104 was chosen. The ongoing task of WiK and the Jack Kirby's Museum's Original Art Digital Archive is to scan as many pages of Kirby art as there are available so the site will only increase in pages for study and research. Currently the archive contains 1,692 pages so there is much to add.

Thanks to the many original comic art dealers and private collectors for contributing their art to this site. If you have Jack Kirby art and wish to have it scanned, please

Tom Kraft's picture
Posted by: Tom Kraft | September 25, 2011

Number of pages

Patrick I didn't take into account their complete books so WiK may be short a couple. Heritage has 788 records of Kirby art auctions, 34 are complete books and stories adding another 121 pages so 1,030 pages BUT there are several auctions with the same art so the actual number is higher but may not be by as much.

My hope is to be at 1K pages by year's end. There will be a grand finale with the top 10 historical #1 covers added from 989-999 with 1,000, being something truly special.

And yes we have another 892 pages scanned with about 150 pages being sketches like the animation pages Jack did in the 80s that won't be added to WiK, at this point. The number of scans continues to increase with every new convention I or Rand Hoppe of the museum goes to and with every trip I go on, with my scanner to an art collector's location to scan more for the archive, the site and everyone here.

LegacyHero's picture
Posted by: LegacyHero | September 25, 2011

Happy 800th!

Congrats on reaching 800 pages!
May the next 800 be just as exciting.
And of course with Kirby, they will be!

patrick ford's picture
Posted by: patrick ford | September 25, 2011

Great job Tom. Amazing, and

Great job Tom. Amazing, and in such a short time. Heritage may still have a few more pages, because a number of their lots are complete stories. And do I understand you as saying you already have another 892 pages scanned?

John S.'s picture
Posted by: John S. | September 24, 2011

The 800 Club

Congratulations, Tom, on becoming the largest Jack Kirby art resource on the worldwide web! Keep those Kirby pages coming! I'm looking forward to the NEXT 800 -- and BEYOND!

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