Thursday, June 5, 2014

X-Men #2 - Jack Kirby art & cover

Jack Kirby
X-Men v1 #2, 1963 - How you can stop a villain who can disappear in an instant? Professor X and team pursue the Vanisher all the way to the White House in Washington DC. Too many figures with too little hierarchy make this Jack Kirby cover less than ideal. His interior art, however, has plenty of action throughout the story. Dynamically drawn, the more memorable scenes showcase the X-men put to the test in the Danger Room (see interior page below). Perhaps most noteworthy is Kirby's excellent opening splash, depicting the entire team moving in tandem. This is number 2 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 (Paul Reinman inks) = **
"No One Can Stop the Vanisher" Kirby story pencils (Paul Reinman inks) 22 pages = ***
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Jack Kirby
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More Kirby posts:
House of Mystery #72
Silver Surfer v1 #18 marvel comic book cover art by Jack Kirby
Silver Surfer #18
Fighting American v1 #4 harvey comic book cover art by Jack Kirby
Fighting American #4

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