Friday, August 3, 2012
Marvel Collectors' Item Revisions!
Why was the cover to Marvel Collectors' Item Classics #19 a new Jack Kirby production? All previous MCIC covers had been reprints of the classic Fantastic Four comics they were taken from, but not this one. This one has a new rendition of the classic 1964 Fantastic Four #27 cover. Was the original artwork misplaced?
I'm not sure which one I prefer, as I frankly like aspects of both. The original Kirby art with its brisk Chic Stone inks has great energy and an almost Kabuki feel to the stance of the characters. On the later 1969 revision with John Verpoorten inking the King, the art is more naturalistic (as Kirby ever got that is) and has plenty of energy if somewhat less drama.
Why the change?