Thursday, June 15, 2017

House of Mystery #84 - Jack Kirby art

House of Mystery v1 #84, 1959 - Experimenting with newly discovered radio power, two scientists unwittingly unleash a being of pure energy. The cover clearly pales to the renditions in Jack Kirby's story. His artwork deftly captures the raw, crackling effects needed in most scenes. Kirby skillfully employs time-lapse figures to convey the emergence of the creature (see interior page below). The overall effort outshines the rest of the tales in this issue. This story was later reprinted in House of Mystery #194. Other artists in this issue include Nick Cardy. This is number 10 of 11 House of Mystery issues with Kirby art and/or covers (not including reprints).
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"The Negative Man" Kirby pencils and inks 8 pages = ***

Jack Kirby
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1 comment:

  1. Cover's by Bob Brown, who succeeded Kirby on Challengers of the Unknown.