SOLD ON: Monday, 09/11/2017 12:38 PM
COMMENTS: Pg. 18; Jack Kirby pencils, D. Bruce Berry inks; 10.5" x 16"
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Pg. 18; Jack Kirby pencils, D. Bruce Berry inks; 10.5" x 16"DC Editor Carmine Infantino failed to acquire the license to publish Planet of the Apes comics, but with one of the greatest comic book creators that world had ever known in his stable, he simply turned Kirby loose. Jack had yet to see a film in the series, but he knew the rough outline. Luckily he had created a very similar story pre-dating the original Planet of the Apes novel called "The Last Enemy!" for Harvey Comics' Alarming Tales. Plus, as all good creators do, he held on to an unused comic strip from 1956, titled "Kamandi of the Caves". Resulting in what you see before you today, this wonderful page. Another beautiful example of the brilliance of Jack "King" Kirby with Kamandi in every panel! Inked by Bruce Berry.
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.
Inker for Jack Kirby in the 70s