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C.C. Beck cvr; Jack Kirby, Dick Briefer art; 1st Captain Marvel in own title, Sivana app.
crm/ow pgs, bc missing, does not affect story, fc dtch, tp on cvr & intr; Incomplete
C.C. Beck cvr; Jack Kirby, Dick Briefer art; 1st Captain Marvel in own title, Sivana app.Believe it or not at one time Captain Marvel outsold Superman. DC was so threatened by the Big Red Cheese that they sued Fawcett for copyright infringement. Eventually DC won, but that is another story completely. This 1941 premiere of Captain Marvel Adventures contains art by none other than Jack Kirby.
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.
Beck was the artist most closely associated with the original Captain Marvel at Fawcett Comics, he was the main illustrator for Whiz Comics in the Golden Age while also working on Ibis the Invincible and Spy Smasher. Later in his career he specialized in Golden Age recreations, he also created the oddball Fatman and the Flying Saucer title for Milson Publications.