Saturday, June 24, 2017

100 Days Of The King - Day 35

The SHIELD Helicarrier is among the coolest craft in all of comics. The reveal of the vast airship in the very first Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD story always impresses. In this awesome image, Kirby does a masterful job with scale by having enormous airplanes and other craft switching impossibly close to the monster of the Helicarrer. Like Nick Fury the reader has been unaware of the location of the portentous meeting and we like him are gobsmacked.

The Helicarrier has been realized in the recent Marvel movies very effectively.They changed many aspects of the profile, but the idea of such a giant ship actually lifting off into the sky remains a grand spectacle.

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  1. Reading this story in the Son of Origins trade paperback is what got me into comic books. Incredible to see the original art! Thanks, Rip!

    1. That page was a blockbuster and inside a split book quite the commitment given the limited space.

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