Wednesday, October 1, 2014

X-Men #6 - Jack Kirby art & cover

Jack Kirby
X-Men v1 #6, 1964 - Beating the X-men to the punch, Magneto tries to recruit the regal Sub-mariner into joining his cause. Jack Kirby's cover puts emphasis on the series guest, squeezing the remaining characters into confined spaces. His story art is better, filled with frequent and frenetic action. Despite this, Kirby's best work is the opening splash, presenting the heroes out of costume at the dinner table. The more mundane setting is impeccably designed and a marked contrast to the rest of the book. Also included is a Cyclops pin-up that falls short of expectations. This is number 6 of 17 X-Men issues with Kirby art and/or covers (not including reprints). See today's posts or more Kirby or X-men issues. See also this blog's Jack Kirby checklist.
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Kirby cover pencils (Chic Stone inks) = ***
"Sub-Mariner Joins the Evil Mutants" Kirby story pencils (Chic Stone inks) 22 pages = ***
"Cyclops" Kirby pin-up pencils (Chic Stone inks) 1 page = **
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Jack Kirby
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More Kirby posts:
World of Fantasy #18
Our Fight. Forces #160
Astonishing Tales #2

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