Friday, March 7, 2014

Captain 3-D #1 - Jack Kirby / Steve Ditko art & cover

Jack Kirby / Steve Ditko
Captain 3-D v1 #1, 1953 - Taking advantage of the three-dimensional craze of the 1950s, Jack Kirby and Joe Simon create a super-hero that jumps off the printed page. The cover has the dynamism typical of a character's first appearance. The same image is used as the opening page of the lead story. While initially hard to look at without 3D glasses, the pages abound with Kirby's kinetic drawings and layouts. Among the superb scenes is the medieval-like torture chamber on page 10 and all three opening splashes. The illusion of depth is used to full effect on page 5 of "Iron Hat McGinty and His Destruction Gang", where a downward view of a construction crane is perfectly executed. Steve Ditko assists inker Mort Meskin throughout the issue, but his work is stylistically absent. Other artists in this issue include Joe Simon. This is number 1 of 1 Captain 3-D issues with Kirby art and/or covers and number 1 of 1 Captain 3-D issues with Ditko art and/or covers.
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Kirby cover pencils / Ditko, Mort Meskin inks = ***
"This Is Captain 3-D" intro Kirby pencils / Ditko, Mort Meskin inks 1 page = ***
"The Man From the World of D" Kirby story pencils / Ditko, Mort Meskin inks 11 pages = ***
"The Menace of the Living Dolls" Kirby story pencils / Ditko, Mort Meskin inks 10 pages = ***
"Iron Hat McGinty and His Destruction Gang" Kirby story pencils / Ditko, Mort Meskin inks 9 pages = ***
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Jack Kirby / Steve Ditko
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