Monday, July 17, 2017
100 Days Of The King - Day 58
This is one of the most attractive Jack Kirby-Chic Stone covers which Marvel never published. It's an early version of the X-Men issue which debuted the awesome Ka-Zar, Lord of the Jungle and his toothsome side-kitty Zabu.
Here it is in its raw form before fanboys finished giving it a colorful gloss. Apparently Stan Lee thought this first effort lacked the necessary drama though the characters are all clearly seen.
Given the drama evident on the published replacement, I might have to say that Stan was right.
This cover was colored and published at long last many years ago on an issue of the Jack Kirby Quarterly. I've got this one around here somewhere, it's a beauty.