12/9/11

Yellow Claw #3 - Jack Kirby art


Yellow Claw v1 #3, 1957 - A silhouetted Yellow Claw looms large over a tiny cadre of soldiers on the first story's opening splash (see interior page below). Jack Kirby delivers an especially powerful image, suggesting the villain's vast power and influence. All four of the artist's stories begin with a similarly compelling page. "The Yellow Claw Captured" utilizes a clever front page newspaper design that sets a distinctive tone. As in the previous Yellow Claw issue, Kirby inks his own pencils, demonstrating a rarely-seen capability. Other artists in this issue include George Roussos, Don Heck and Bill Everett (cover). This is number 2 of 3 Yellow Claw issues with Kirby art and/or covers.
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"The Microscopic Army" Kirby story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***
"Introducing UFO the Lightning Man" Kirby story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***
"The Yellow Claw Captured" Kirby story pencils and inks 4 pages = ***
"The Sleeping City" Kirby story pencils and inks 5 pages = **

Yellow Claw v1 #3 atlas crime comic book page art by Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
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