For sale - Jack Kirby and Bill Everett Thor #172 Splash 1970 by Jack Kirby, Bill Everett - Illustration

Jack Kirby and Bill Everett Thor #172 Splash 1970

40 x 28 cm (15.75 x 11.02 in.)


The somewhat occasional team of Bill Everett inks over Jack Kirby pencils was a majestic and old school combination that really made an impact on me. Everett is such a master in his own right, and his subtle and very fine inking on Kirby's bold and confident design is the best of two geniuses who helped develop our art form. It's exciting to own a great splash page from this duo and this one is very special-- I love the intimately close up image of Thor and Mjolnir... it is the stuff of memories and stories and images like this made the Marvel age so great for me-- then and NOW.

L ’équipe un peu occasionnelle d’encres Bill Everett sur les crayons de Jack Kirby était une combinaison majestueuse et ancienne qui a vraiment eu un impact sur moi. Everett est vraiment un maître à part entière, et sa conception fine et subtile du design audacieux et confiant de Kirby est le meilleur des deux génies qui ont contribué à développer notre forme d'art. C'est passionnant de posséder une superbe page de garde de ce duo et celui-ci est très spécial - j'aime l'image intimement rapprochée de Thor et Mjolnir ... c'est le genre de souvenirs et d'histoires et des images comme celle-ci ont contribué à l'âge Marvel super pour moi-- alors et maintenant.

About Jack Kirby

Jack Kirby ( August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994), born Jacob Kurtzberg, was an American comic book artist, writer, and editor widely regarded as one of the medium's major innovators and one of its most prolific and influential creators. Kirby grew up poor in New York City, and learned to draw cartoon figures by tracing characters from comic strips and editorial cartoons. He entered the nascent comics industry in the 1930s, drawing various comics features under different pen names, including Jack Curtiss, before ultimately settling on Jack Kirby. In 1940, he and writer-editor Joe Simon created the highly successful superhero character Captain America for Timely Comics, predecessor of Marvel Comics. During the 1940s, Kirby, generally teamed with Simon, created numerous characters for that company and for National Comics, later to become DC Comics.

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