Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fighting American v2 #1 - Jack Kirby art, reprint & cover

Fighting American v2 #1 harvey 1960s silver age comic book cover art by Jack Kirby
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Fighting American v2 #1, 1966 - Over a decade had passed since Joe Simon and Jack Kirby first introduced this Cold War-era hero. This one-shot issue features a new cover and three original stories by the creators. In addition, four of the duo's best works are reprinted from the 1950s: "Break the Spy Ring" (originally titled "Peter Piper's Red Vipers") and "Duel to the Finish Line" from Fighting American #1 and "Meet Doubleheader" and "League of Handsome Devils" from Fighting American #2. Amazingly, Simon & Kirby's new art is more or less comparable in quality to the older material, bringing cohesion and consistency to the entire issue. Three of the original series' covers are also reprinted but are too small to be fully appreciated. This is number 8 of 8 Fighting American issues with Kirby art and/or covers.
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Kirby cover pencils pencils (Joe Simon inks) = ***
"Round Robin" Kirby story pencils (Joe Simon inks) 5 pages = ***
"Roman Scoundrels" Kirby story pencils (Joe Simon inks) 8 pages = ***
"Yafata's Moustache" Kirby story pencils (Joe Simon inks) 8 pages = ***

Fighting American v2 #1 harvey 1960s silver age comic book page art by Jack Kirby
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2 comments:

  1. Keep on posting such stories. I love to read articles like that. Just add more pics :)
    BeautifulMonster

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  2. The art isn't new. It was meant for FA #8 before it was cancelled. Simon was hired by Harvey to create a super hero line (remember bee-man?) around '66 and used this unpublished FA material to fill up this issue.

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