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Kirby, Jack - STRANGE TALES (1951-76) #89 Interior Page
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Jack Kirby pencils/Dick Ayers inks; page 11; 1961; image size 12.5" x 18.5"
1st appearance of Fin Fang Foom!
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A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
Jack Kirby pencils/Dick Ayers inks; page 11; 1961; image size 12.5" x 18.5"
1st appearance of Fin Fang Foom!

One of the nicest examples of twice-up pre-hero Kirby Marvel art we've ever seen, from the very first appearance of Fin Fang Foom. Great examples of Kirby's pre-hero work very rarely come up for sale, and most of the pages are locked away deep in collections. Coming out just a month before Fantastic Four #1, Fin Fang Foom is the most enduring of Kirby's creations from the period, having developed a cult following based solely on this 13 page story, he would not reappear until 1974. This page, one of the best from the story, features Fin Fang Foom in five of the six panels, and includes some fantastic dialogue from the giant lizard. There have only been a small handful of pages from this story that have ever come up for public sale, and those are few and far between. This page has been in a collection for many years, and now it's time for another collector to get to enjoy this piece of comics history. Pen and ink. Art is in excellent condition.

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Jack Kirby is called 'The King of Comics' for a reason, during his career that spanned six decades he gave us many of the most iconic characters the medium would ever see. From his introduction of Captain America at the height of World War II it was clear he wasn't your ordinary comics artist. But it was his creative explosion at Marvel Comics in the 1960's that cemented his legacy, over a short period of time Kirby would give us The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, The Hulk, The X-Men, Thor, Ant-Man and Nick Fury just to name a few. Kirby would then go to DC and create his Fourth World, introducing Darkseid, Mister Miracle, The New Gods and a host of cosmic supporting players. Long live The King.

Richard "Dick" Ayers was an American comic book artist and cartoonist best known for his work as one of the main inkers during the late-1950's and 1960's Silver Age of Comics, including some of the earliest issues of Marvel Comics' including Jack Kirby's The Fantastic Four. He is the signature penciler of Marvel's World War II comic Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos, drawing it for a 10-year run, and he co-created Magazine Enterprises' 1950s Western-horror character the Ghost Rider, a version of which he would draw for Marvel in the 1960s. His career would span 7 decades until his death in 2014.


 

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