Tuesday, June 20, 2017
100 Days Of The King - Day 31
Here is another one of those infamous Marvelmania posters which Jack "King" Kirby produced, something that rankled him because of the lack of extra remuneration he felt he was owed for this work. And then literally there is insult to the injury when Marvel decided to not use this poster.
Instead they had John Romita do another one, but as you can clearly see Romita was following his instructions to use the original Kirby poster as a guide for his own work. Romita had worked over Kirby's layouts many times since he returned to Marvel and has always given Kirby maximum credit for this work there. I do notice that Romita added longtime Spidey villains Doctor Octopus and the Green Goblin while Kirby had had him assaulted by Sentries from the pages of the X-Men. Weird.