Sunday, February 6, 2011

Mister Miracle #7 - Jack Kirby art, cover & reprint

Mister Miracle v1 #7 dc 1970s bronze age comic book cover art by Jack KirbyMister Miracle v1 #7 dc 1970s bronze age comic book page art by Jack Kirby
Mister Miracle v1 #7, 1972 - Jack Kirby's convoluted cover is further marred by the colorist, who inexplicably adds red outlines to Mister Miracle's eyes and lips. The resulting clownish face looks almost minstrel-like. Inside, the artist compensates for it with three bold splash pages and a panoramic double page spread. While only adequately paced, there are several painstakingly detailed panels (some on pages 11-13) that are dynamically pleasing. The back-up Kirby story "Young Scott Free" almost maintains the level of quality as the main feature. A Simon & Kirby tale from from Boy Commandos #3 rounds out the book. This is number 7 of 18 Mr. Miracle issues with Kirby art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Kirby or Mister Miracle issues. See also this blog's Kirby checklist.
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Kirby cover pencils (Mike Royer inks) = **
"Apokolips Trap" Kirby story pencils (Mike Royer inks) 22 pages = ****
"Young Scott Free" Kirby story pencils (Mike Royer inks) 4 pages = ***
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