7/29/14

X-Men #4 - Jack Kirby art & cover

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X-Men v1 #4, 1964 - Magneto returns, armed with a Naval destroyer and accompanied by his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. The Toad, Mastermind, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch all make their first appearances. Despite the mediocre cover, Jack Kirby does manage to showcase an array of new characters. His story art is better, infusing the story's with movement and grace. Especially good are pages 1-3, portraying a Danger Room session where the heroes test their skills and powers. This is number 4 of 17 X-Men issues with Kirby art and/or covers (not including reprints).
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Kirby cover pencils (Paul Reinman inks) = **
"The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants" Kirby story pencils (Paul Reinman inks) 23 pages = ***

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