Thursday, August 31, 2017

Return Of The King (1975-1976)!

It was a really big deal when Jack "King" Kirby quit Marvel in  1971 to go to the "Distinguished Competition", and it was likewise a pretty big deal when five years later he returned to the "House of Ideas" in 1975. He was given plenty of work to do (Captain America, Black Panther,The Eternals and a little something called 2001: A Space Odyssey) and plenty of latitude to do it, but despite all those titles and pages, he seemed to have time on his hands as he produced a hefty number of covers for the company in 1975 and 1976. Here are a cool fifty plus of those vintage delights.

Kirby hung around Marvel for a few more years. We'll take a look at the covers from 1977 and 1978 next month. Adios for now fellow Kirby aficionados.

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