Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Other Kirby Conan

Everyone is familiar with the Jack Kirby cover for Giant Size Conan #5, and the two Kirby pencil drawings of Conan that are all over the net, but there's one more Kirby Conan illustration that tends to fall though the cracks, and that's the cover of Marvel Comics' 1977 Calendar. The reason, I think, that this one slips by is that the piece is so heavily inked and redrawn by John Romita, but take a close look and you can see the Kirby poses and musculature on most of the figures. Romita may have redrawn Spiderman entirely, as this wasn't a character Jack seemed to have the feel for.

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