Marvel Treasury Edition #7 / Avengers - Jack Kirby cover
Marvel Treasury Edition v1 #7 / Avengers, 1975 - This collection reprints some of John Buscema's finest stories from Avengers #52, 57, 60 and 83. From the Vision's first appearance to the timely "women's liberation" issue, you can better appreciate the progression of his work on the title. Jack Kirby's cover is by and large disappointing. The multiple figures look hurriedly drawn with a minimum of detail. The cramped layout squeezes in eight heroes, although why Captain America is suspended so high is a mystery. His back cover is a much better representation of his bronze age drawing style, although it does seem to falter as the characters recede into the background. This is number 4 of 7 Marvel Treasury Edition issues with Kirby art, reprints and/or covers. See today's posts or more Kirby, Avengers or Marvel Treasury issues. See also this blog's Kirby checklist. - - - - - - - - - - Kirby cover pencils (Frank Giacoia inks) = ** Kirby back cover pecils (Frank Giacoia inks) = *** - - - - - - - - - -
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