SOLD ON: Monday, 12/04/2017 2:17 PM
COMMENTS: Pg. 14; Jack Kirby pencils and signed, Vince Colletta inks; image size 12.5" x 18.5"
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Pg. 14; Jack Kirby pencils and signed, Vince Colletta inks; image size 12.5" x 18.5"This piece comes from the last issue in the Journey into Mystery series before Odin's son replaced the title (legend has it, Stan Lee planned on going with Journey into Thor, but opted for something less suggestive). So, Mighty Thor is what we got. This magnificently rendered page by the master, Jack Kirby, features the brutish Hercules tearing up the town to impress the beautifully wall-eyed Jane Foster. As a result of Herc's actions, the two legends of ancient mythos would be pitted in battle with each other in the very next issue. Classic characters, a Jack Kirby signature, loads of action, what's not to love? Bid up, bid well, and don't miss out.
Jack Kirby is called 'The King of Comics' for a reason, during his career that spanned six decades he gave us many of 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.
Vince Colletta is an american comic book artist/ art director who's best known for inking Jack Kirby's work during the Silver Age of comic books. Colletta began his career working on a host of 1950's romance and western comics before making the move to Marvel where he would ink some their earliest stories, including The Fantastic Four, Journey Into Mystery/Thor and Daredevil. He would go on to DC where he inked Kirby again on a host of Kirby's Fourth World titles in addition to work on Batman, Superman, Green Lantern and an almost 70 issue run on Wonder Woman.