Amazing Adventures v3 #3 - Jack Kirby art

Amazing Adventures v3 #3 featuring the Inhumans and Black Widow, 1970 - On the intriguing opening page, the Mandarin peers at the Inhumans through a complex spying device. Jack Kirby's technological designs were often brilliantly creative and this one is no exception. His layouts and pacing also seem more manageable compared to previous issues. One odd moment, though, is the poorly placed figure of Black Bolt on page 7 panel 6, where scale and perspective are confusingly unclear. Other artists in this issue include Gene Colan and Bill Everett. This is number 9 of 10 Amazing Adventures issues with Kirby art and/or covers.
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"Pawns of the Mandarin" Kirby story pencils (Chic Stone inks) 10 pages = ***

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  1. While Kirby's work here is ok, its a shame that this appeared at the tail end of his leaving Marvel. The Inhumans needed a 25 cent sized book with inking by Joe Sinnott (or Wally Wood). As much as I loved Stone's earlier work with Kirby, it didn't seem to fit in here.

    Nick Caputo

  2. A Kirby Inhumans book during this time would have been great, if Silver Surfer #18 was any indication. Still, Kirby's last Marve1 work of the early 1970s lacked enthusiasm as he transitioned over to DC.