SOLD ON: Monday, 09/11/2017 12:52 PM
COMMENTS: Pg. 16; Jack Kirby, pencils and signed, D. Bruce Berry, inks; 10.5" x 16"
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Pg. 16; Jack Kirby, pencils and signed, D. Bruce Berry, inks; 10.5" x 16"In the summer of 1975, the martial arts craze that swept through the decade was in full swing. Thanks to the likes of Bruce Lee and the Kung-Fu TV series starring David Carradine, everybody was Kung-Fu fighting, even Jack "King" Kirby got caught up in the thrills that defined the time. Richard Dragon was DC's high-kicking entry into the newly minted genre, and this page from issue #3 showcases Kirby in all of his Bronze Age glory, undeniably at the top of his game in the 70s. The master's sure line work and instantly recognizable style is on full display in this spectacular piece, a timeless classic created by a timeless talent.
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