Tuesday, June 27, 2017

100 Days Of The King - Day 38

This splash page from Jack Kirby's 1950's tenure at Harvey is a delightful image. It's evocative and mysterious and serves the narrative purpose quite well. The tiny figures laced across the sharp-edged facade work amazingly well.

Of course this story pre-dates the discovery of the somewhat more famous "Face on Mars" discovered by space probes several decades ago and now long since revealed for the optical illusion it was.

But clearly Kirby knew something about establishing a mystery deep in the vastness of space, a mystery of our own origins which escape our understanding yet constantly call out to us to discover.

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