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Kirby cvr/art; origin and 1st app. Him (Warlock)
Kirby cvr/art; origin and 1st app. Him (Warlock)Fantastic Four #67 features the first appearance and origin of Adam Warlock formerly known as "Him" following a brief cameo in issue #66. Initially the mysterious character had a minor role in Fantastic Four, but eventually, as Warlock, he would go on to flourish in the Marvel Universe after being revamped by writer/artist Jim Starlin as an allegorical messiah in Marvel Premiere #1. Later he would go on to star in several Strange Tales issues; as he was featured in more cosmic adventures, he would become an archenemy to the Mad Titan, Thanos, and subsequently play a key role in the notorious Infinity Saga. There the character would become beloved by fans and enjoy decades of success in the comics, as well being featured in several Marvel licensed video games and TV shows. Though he has yet to make a full appearance in the MCU, Warlock's cocoon made a brief cameo at the end of “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” amid rumors of Keanu Reeves portraying the character. With the Fantastic Four’s reboot in the production phase and rumors of Adam Warlock possibly joining the mix, the value of this book is likely to shoot up within the next few years.
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.
Joe Sinnott is an American comic book artist. Working primarily as an inker, Sinnott is best known for his long stint on Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four, from 1965 to 1981, initially over the pencils of Jack Kirby. During his 60 years as a Marvel freelancer and then salaried artist working from home, Sinnott inked virtually every major title, with notable runs on The Avengers, The Defenders and Thor.