SOLD ON: Monday, 06/10/2019 12:45 PM
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COMMENTS: Pg. 2; Jack Kirby pencils, Vince Colletta inks, image size 15" x 10"
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Pg. 2; Jack Kirby pencils, Vince Colletta inks, image size 15" x 10"This page from Thor #154 has the Thunder God speeding off to check up on his beau, Sif, as she is convalescing in a hospital bed after surviving a battle between Thor and his brother, Loki. The story depicted in these panels shows the softer side of Jack Kirby, who was equally adept in his handling of cosmic battles and quiet moments such as this one. Vince Colletta's deft inks add to the gravity of this emotional page. This break in the action gives readers a moment to catch their breath and it's passages like this one that helped bond Marvel fans to their favorite heroes, showing their vulnerabilities thereby drawing us deeper into their tales of heroism.
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.
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.