Thursday, September 27, 2012

Not Quite New Gods!

What I love about this "Gods" portfolio from Jack Kirby is not only the exotic and elaborate design from "The King", but way in which Don Heck's distinctive brushwork can be so readily seen and enjoyed. Kirby wanted to bring some of his colleagues from the Marvel Bullpen with him when he left, not least among them Don Heck. It's in many ways unfortunate that did not happen. As can be seen here, Heck inked Kirby's work with a real flair and panache.  These four variations on Nordic gods were luxurious precursors to the denizens of New Genesis and Apokolips!

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