Wednesday, July 5, 2017

100 Days Of The King - Day 46

Here is one of Jack "King" Kirby's legendary action pages showcasing a rockem' sockem' battle between Cap and the charming but deadly Batroc the Leaper.

This grid-approach to showing action was one Kirby used many times as shown by this page from the western Two-Gun Kid.

And this page from the 1950's superhero comic Fighting American, the title Joe Simon and Jack Kirby put together for Prize Comics.  Action was what Kirby specialized in and it's what he delivered time and again.

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  1. These are good examples of Kirby's dynamic and cinematic approach to his visuals.

    1. I've been reading a lot of Simon and Kirby Golden Age stuff lately and this action-filled approach has been there from the get-go for certain. Other comics of the period look like postage stamps compared to the lithe always moving images Simon and Kirby kicked out.

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