Monday, January 18, 2016

Kirby Kovers!

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Welcome to Monday, and another edition of Kirby Kovers!
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Our first cover this time is Kid Colt, Outlaw #121. Kirby had a very distinctive way of drawing cowboy hats, especially the front view, as you can see on Rawhide Kid here. think any other artist could get away with the shortcut!

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Next, it's My Date, although I don't know the issue number. As I'm sure you're well aware, Kirby and Joe Simon created the genre of romance comics, although this one clearly has some comedic elements to it!

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Next, it's Tales to Astonish #37, and I have to admit, the pose the Protector is in looks rather familiar... I wonder how many other examples of this or a similar pose I could find if I took the time to look?

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Here we have Journey into Mystery #74, with not one, but two examples of Kirby monsters!

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Avengers #30 is a nice example of Kirby's floating heads motif. The Wasp's head looks like it was redrawn a little bit, though.

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Here's Thor #250, from when Kirby returned to Marvel in the 70s. He would do covers for several books, but without his art on the interiors, which always felt like a letdown to me.

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Next, we have Captain America #212, which Kirby not only drew but wrote as well! His Cap tales were definitely different from what readers had been accustomed to, but have gained a greater appreciation in later years.

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And we jump back in time quite a ways to Star Spangled Comics #11, featuring the Guardian and the Newsboy Legion. I always thought Kirby and Simon really must've enjoyed these stories, given that there was not only a kid gang, but also an acrobatic character with a shield!

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We started this installment with a western, may as well end that way! Here's Wyatt Earp #22. and you'll note that all the cowboys on this cover have differently styled hats as well as clothes! 

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