Friday, July 15, 2011

Love Romances #101 - Jack Kirby art & cover

Jack Kirby
Love Romances v1 #101, 1961 - Each of the three Jack Kirby tales begin with full page splashes, helping offset some the more crowded layouts that follow. Each also has its strengths and weaknesses, with panels varying widely in quality and detail. In "His Lips on Mine", a young lady loses her passion for romance. Oddly enough, the story opens with a male suitor cropped completely out of the frame. Though clumsy in composition, Kirby does seem to emphasize her disinterest in her vast collection of boyfriends. Gene Colan, making a rare contribution to the series, uses a more contemporary (and more realistic) approach to the art. See today's posts or more Kirby or Love Romances issues. See also this blog's Kirby checklist.
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Kirby cover pencils (Vince Colletta inks) = **
"I Love You Too Much" Kirby story pencils (Vince Colletta inks) 7 pages = ***
"A Regular Gal" Kirby story pencils (Vince Colletta inks) 6 pages = ***
"His Lips on Mine" Kirby story pencils (Vince Colletta inks) 5 pages = **
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More Kirby posts:
Avengers #7
Blast-Off #1
Mister Miracle v1 #2 dc 1970s bronze age comic book cover art by Jack Kirby
Mr. Miracle #2

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