SOLD ON: Monday, 09/11/2017 12:54 PM
COMMENTS: Pg. 1; Jack Kirby pencils, Mike Royer inks; 10.5" x 16"
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Pg. 1; Jack Kirby pencils, Mike Royer inks; 10.5" x 16"Silver Star, which was published by industry upstart Pacific Comics, was originally conceived by Jack Kirby and co-creator Steve Sherman as a screenplay while Kirby was in his Hollywood phase, being wined and dined by the likes of Disney, and designing cartoon characters for Hanna Barbera and many others. The movie never came to be, but the project resulted in this awesome addition to Kirby's later body of work. This splash page is pure "King", all of the flourishes he was known for, all of his very personal and original style is on full display. There will never be another like him, and here is a tremendous opportunity to own some of his historic art.
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.
Mike Royer is an American comics artist and inker, best known for his work with pencilers Russ Manning and Jack Kirby. In later life Royer became a freelance product designer and character artist for The Walt Disney Company.