Monday, February 27, 2017

Champions #6 - Jack Kirby cover

Jack Kirby
The Champions v1 #6, 1976 - No novice to superhero team books, Jack Kirby seems to cram every member onto this layout. As with many Champions covers, Hercules tends to be the dominant figure but the Ghost Rider is noticeably absent. Why the villain would go on the attack while carrying the unconscious Black Widow also seems a stretch. Kirby's clunky style is more prominent than usual, adding an undesirable stiffness to the figures and the cover in general. This is 1 of 1 Champions issues with Kirby art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Kirby or Champions issues. See also this blog's Kirby checklist.
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Kirby cover pencils (Frank Giacoia inks) = **
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2 comments:

  1. there was some corrections done on the Iceman figure before the cover saw print, as the pencils were published in the Kirby Collector. The cover looks like it was inked by Frank Giacoia. I believe this is the only time Kirby drew the Black Widow in her jumpsuit.

    Nick Caputo

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  2. Thanks for the additional info.

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