Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Kamandi #1 - Jack Kirby art & cover

Kamandi v1 #1 dc 1970s bronze age comic book cover art by Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
Kamandi v1 #1, 1972 - Following up his Fourth World series for DC, Jack Kirby introduces Kamandi, an orphan navigating through a post-apocalyptic Earth. On the cover, a partially destroyed Statue of Liberty serves as a metaphor for the fall of civilization (similarly used in the Planet of the Apes film of the same era). This first issue has all the hallmarks of a great Kirby book: pulsating action scenes within frenetically paced layouts, delivered with precision linework. Like many of his 1970s works, a stunning double page spread follows the opening title page. Enhanced by the exceptional inks by Mike Royer, this science fiction series would be Kirby's longest DC running title of the 1970s. This is number 1 of 40 Kamandi issues with Kirby art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Kirby or Kamandi issues. See also this blog's Kirby checklist.
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Kirby cover pencils (Mike Royer inks) = *****
"The Last Boy on Earth"
Kirby story pencils (Mike Royer inks) 23 pages = *****
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Kamandi v1 #1 dc 1970s bronze age comic book page art by Jack Kirby, Mike Royer
Jack Kirby
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2 comments:

  1. Ted:

    I thought Kirby's art on the early issues of Kamandi was fantastic! The stories, at least early on, were a bit derivative, but the art certainly carried the day. A must have for any fans of the King's Bronze-era work!

    Cheers,
    Andrew
    Comics Bronze Age editor

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  2. I agree. I found high quality Kirby work among many of his DC books around 1971-73.

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