The Sandman #1 - Jack Kirby art & cover

The Sandman v1 #1 dc bronze age comic book cover art by Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
The Sandman v1 #1, 1974 - After his first appearance in Adventure Comics #40, the Sandman would evolve from a pulp fiction detective into a more typical super-hero. Starting with Adventure Comics #72, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby would chronicle his escapades for the next 20 issues, leaving a lasting imprint on the character. Three decades later, they would introduce this further iteration of the Sandman, one of their last creative collaborations. New supporting characters would also be introduced which would be integral to Neil Gaiman's Sandman series of the 1990s. Kirby's cover displays a miasma of strange figures while focusing on the central characters. His trademark panoramic spread on pages 2-3 generally meets expectations, partially compensating for the more crowded layouts that follow. Toward the story's end his drawings seems hurried, as if racing toward the finish. This is number 1 of 4 Sandman issues with Kirby art and/or covers.
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Kirby cover pencils (Mike Royer inks) = ***
"The Sandman"
Kirby story pencils (Mike Royer inks) 20 pages = ***

The Sandman v1 # dc bronze age comic book page art by Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
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