SOLD ON: Monday, 06/10/2019 12:11 PM
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COMMENTS: Pg. 15; Jack Kirby pencils and signed, Frank Giacoia inks; 10" x 15"
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Pg. 15; Jack Kirby pencils and signed, Frank Giacoia inks; 10" x 15"The release of Captain America #200 coincided neatly with America's bicentennial, giving this milestone issue dual importance. The page on offer here features the Falcon in every panel, drawn with the typical panache and skill of Kirby. The action focuses on Sam Wilson racing to prevent the Elite's William Taurey from detonating the Madbomb "Big Daddy," and every corner of the page is chock-full of unmistakably Kirby-esque details, assisted by Frank Giacoia's rich, moody inks. The Falcon is a major player in the MCU, thanks to his inclusion in the Avengers film franchise, and his upcoming show on the Disney+ streaming service. This wonderful page is a perfect display piece for fans of Kirby, the Falcon, and Silver Age Marvel art in general.
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.
Frank Giacoia (July 6, 1924 – February 4, 1988) was an American comics artist known primarily as an inker. He sometimes worked under the name Frank Ray, Giacoia made the rounds to almost every Golden Age publisher, notably working on Flash and Batman stories, he also worked at Timely during this period. In the Silver Age Frank worked on many Jack Kirby pages, particularly in Captain America, and he also notably inked the first appearance of the Punisher in AMS #129.