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Yellow Claw #2 - Jack Kirby art


Yellow Claw v1 #2, 1956 - The mysterious Yellow Claw was a copy of an earlier Asian villain, Fu Manchu, created by author Sax Rohmer. In this second issue, Jack Kirby illustrates four short but engaging stories. Each begins with a bold opening splash, artfully and thoughtfully composed. According to my sources, Kirby inked his own pencils, which is a rarity in his four decade career. Not dissimilar from his collaborations with Joe Simon, the drawings have a recognizable appeal. Other artists in this issue include Jim Mooney, Don Heck and John Severin (cover). This is number 1 of 3 Yellow Claw issues with Kirby art and/or covers.
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"Concentrate on Chaos" Kirby story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***
"The Yellow Claw" Kirby story pencils and inks 4 pages = ***
"Temujai The Golden Goliath" Kirby story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***
"The Mystery of Cabin 361" Kirby story pencils and inks 4 pages = **

Yellow Claw v1 #2 atlas crime comic book page art by Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
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