Saturday, July 1, 2017

100 Days Of The King - Day 42


This oddball Kirby poster was part of the early offerings from the ill-fated Marvelmania International organization which took over from the beloved Merry Marvel Marching Society. Seeing his work used for such promotional efforts without extra remuneration was a key sticking point for Kirby who felt more and more put upon as his stint at Marvel weathered on.


This image was the cover for Captain America #106, a powerful in-your-face image by Kirby and inker Frank Giacoia.


Here it is in its pure raw form. It's a masterpiece of composition to my fanboy eye.

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