Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Fantastic Four #83 - Jack Kirby art & cover

Fantastc Four v1 #83 marvel 1960s silver age comic book cover art by Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
Fantastic Four v1 #83, 1969 - Maximus the Mad now rules over the Inhumans, taking captive of the FF's newest member Crystal. On Jack Kirby's cover, scale is exaggerated for the sake of symbolism, yet the final art lacks order and clarity. By contrast, his interiors are not only superbly drawn but dynamically composed. Battle scenes are devoid of text to emphasize movement and action. Of Kirby's three splashes, the portrait of Maximus in full regalia is the most compelling. His expression and slight facial distortions convey a disturbing megalomania. See today's posts or more Kirby or Fantastic Four issues. See also this blog's Kirby checklist.
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Kirby cover pencils (Joe Sinnott inks) = **
"Shall Man Survive?" Kirby story pencils (Joe Sinnott inks) 20 pages = ****

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Fantastc Four v1 #83 marvel 1960s silver age comic book page art by Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
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More Kirby posts:
Our Fight. Forces #154
Avengers #5
Tales to Astonish #21

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