Thursday, August 16, 2012

Our Fighting Forces #152 - Jack Kirby art & cover

Jack Kirby
Our Fighting Forces v1 #152 featuring the Losers, 1974 - Surrounded and outnumbered, Capt. Storm, Gunner & Sarge and Johnny Cloud must fight their way out of a small European village. Jack Kirby's cover frames the heroes in a crowded window, but the scene lacks depth and clear hierarchy. His interior art fares better, with action and movement on nearly every page. The first spread (pages 2-3) deftly shows the Losers from the viewpoint of watchful Nazi soldiers. Accompanying the lead story are two informative diagrams on World War Two machine guns. This is number 2 of 12 Our Fighting Forces issues with Kirby art and/or covers.
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Kirby cover pencils (D. Bruce Berry inks) = **
"A Small Place in Hell" Kirby story pencils (D. Bruce Berry inks) 20 pages = ***
"Sub-machine Guns of WWII" Kirby story pencils (D. Bruce Berry inks) 2 pages = **
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