ENDED ON: Monday, 05/18/2020 8:40 PM
COMMENTS: Jack Kirby pencils; King Kobra concept illustration; 1975; image size 10" x 15"
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Jack Kirby pencils; King Kobra concept illustration; 1975; image size 10" x 15"Gorgeous Kirby concept illustration for the series Kobra. Kirby only drew one issue of the title before he left DC, but it fits right in with the work he was creating at the time, involving psychic twins, cults, prophecies and more craziness.
This drawing predates the book and is possibly one of the earliest drawings of the character. Kirby's pencils are tight and bold, with supporting characters and backgrounds. This drawing just exudes Kirby, from the stark composition of the figures to the rocketship in the distance, a masterful piece from a master artist. Pencil on paper. Art is in excellent condition. Signed and dated by Kirby.
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.