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Jack Kirby cvr/art; 1st app. of the Blob
crm/ow pgs; bttm stpl removed
Jack Kirby cvr/art; 1st app. of the BlobOne of the more stirring aspects of the X-Men's narrative is the confusion some of the mutants face over their self-perception. Are they outcasts of society or overlords of the common man meant to subjugate the lesser species? This topic is addressed early on in the series through the personage of the Blob, a mutant discovered working in a freak show, who is invited to join Professor Xavier's team. Thinking himself superior to the young heroes, The Blob declines and enlists his carnival cronies in an effort to destroy the X-Men and take over the world. It doesn't go well for him, his mind is wiped and he ends up back at the carnival.
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.