Incredible Hulk #5 - Jack Kirby art & cover

Incredible Hulk v1 #5 marvel comic book cover art by Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
Incredible Hulk v1 #5, 1963 - The first feature pits the Hulk against an underworld ruler named Tyrannus while the second places him in Asia fighting the military hordes of General Fang. This last Jack Kirby effort on the series is merely adequate. Even with exotic settings, the artistic squanders their potential with somewhat crowded layouts. On the cover, the diminutive soldiers in the background are curiously inconsistent with the ones in the story. Still, is it an improvement from the previous issue. Kirby's clear composition and hierarchy of elements just meet artistic expectations. This is number 5 of 5 Incredible Hulk issues with Kirby art and/or covers.
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Kirby cover pencils (Dick Ayers inks) = ***
"Beauty and the Beast" Kirby story pencils (Dick Ayers inks) 24 pages = ***

Incredible Hulk v1 #5 marvel comic book page art by Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
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  1. I've always absolutely loved those definitive middle panels of the Hulk on page 8. I may have seen John Byrne and/or Rich Buckler (along with some other artists from time to time) emulate the look in their own efforts with the character, but the facial structure that Kirby displays here was great (though frankly, I saw more of a "menace" aspect than the "rage" we're told he's feeling).