SOLD ON: Monday, 09/11/2017 12:58 PM
COMMENTS: Pg. 39; Jack Kirby pencils, Sol Brodsky inks; 19.5 x 13.5
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Pg. 39; Jack Kirby pencils, Sol Brodsky inks; 19.5 x 13.5Tales of Suspense started out as a sci-fi anthology put out by then-struggling publisher, Marvel Comics. From issue #23, this page is an interesting, early-Silver Age Kirby piece taken from the short story "The Changeling" which features a Twilight Zone-esque payoff where an expat-Earthling returns home after millennia only to discover he is only one inch tall compared to modern humans. Kirby seems to be employing some of the stylistic flourishes of his contemporary and fellow legend, Steve Ditko in the piece. This issue hit the newsstands the same day as the earth-shaking Fantastic Four #1; it's fun to imagine the King working on this shortly after putting the finishing touches on the debut of Marvel's First Family.
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.