The Twice-Up Dream Machine awaits all at the Kirby Museum’s Prototype: Alpha! Don’t ask! Double your dreams! Make them twice as Mechanical!
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Here’s a page from Fantastic Four #47. Jack Kirby drew it, Joe Sinnott inked it, and Stan Lee wrote the dialogue. Look at it! Read it! Study it!
Then I’ll post Jack Kirby’s original pencil art for it, and you can compare the two.
UPDATE: To see the pencil art, click here and then scroll down.
Here’s another piece of art Kirby withheld from Marvel - a splash page of the Watcher in his space suit. There’s evidence that Kirby intended to reveal that the Watcher and Galactus were from the same race/planet/people, but Stan Lee had other plans. This pencil art was first published in Kirby Unleashed in 1971.
John Morrow writes in his “Key 1960s Moments" timeline on the Kirby Effect , "Martin Goodman becomes worried about Stan’s popularity and the control he has over the Marvel line, and pressures him to have other writers handle some of the stories. Stan develops “writer’s test” using four Kirby pages from FF Annual#2, with the balloons whited-out.”
Jack Kirby’s original pencil drawings for Agatha Harkness. He withheld design because it was “too good for them” (Marvel). Read more eye-popping factoids in John Morrow’s “Key 1960s Moments” timeline.on The Kirby Effect.
With the premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series just around the corner, I thought it only right to present the wild technology that Jack Kirby, introduced in the first two Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. stories all the way back in 1965. Look, we’re not saying that Stan Lee didn’t have ANYthing to do with these stories, or that John Severin didn’t rock the second story, but the tech would’ve been something put there when Kirby drew and provided notes to Lee for the first story and the breakdowns for the second. So, get set for some spytastic goodness courtesy of the King of Comics, and learn the roots of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Click here for the whole list!
Kirby Museum honcho, Rand Hoppe wrote this piece about Jack’s early Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. stuff for Den of Geek! Go check it out!