Saturday, February 18, 2012

Incredible Hulk #1 - Jack Kirby art & cover

Incredible Hulk v1 #1 marvel comic book cover art by Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
Incredible Hulk v1 #1, 1962 - Containing the origin and first appearance of the Hulk, the most distinctive aspect of the artwork is his gray skin color. Because of this, and despite Jack Kirby's best efforts, the character tends to flatten against most backgrounds. Kirby's cover design boldly portrays the man-monster's size relative to his alter ego and supporting cast. Inside, the story art is more than capable and includes two full splash pages to vary the pacing and layouts. The second depicts the Hulk uncharacteristically hiding from pursuers, despite his massive bulk and strength (see interior page below). While his drawings are frankly no better or worse than his other early Marvel works of the era, Kirby succeeds in establishing an enormously popular character. This is number 1 of 5 Incredible Hulk issues with Kirby art and/or covers.
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Kirby cover pencils (George Roussos inks) = ***
"The Hulk" Kirby story pencils (Paul Reinman inks) 24 pages = ***

Incredible Hulk v1 #1 marvel comic book page art by Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
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