Friday, July 1, 2011
A Mighty Treasury!
These are two of the classic Jack Kirby images from his final tenure at Marvel Comics. Kirby was tapped to do lots of covers and he did some dandy ones including these, but clearly Kirby did not know that Hank Pym was both Giant-Man and Yellowjacket. It's clear to me, that Kirby puts both characters on the back cover because he thinks they are two different people. It's a neat time capsule from a time when Marvel's editorial oversight was at best shaky.
On the plus side, this features some great Frank Giacoia inking. Giacoia brought out the best in Kirby at Marvel, and it's on display with these two images for sure.
For the record none of the stories contained in the issue have a whole lot to do with the cover images. Here's a link for the contents of this issue.