Ok, we know it’s been three weeks since our last post - - here’s a scan of Kirby’s pencil art for the final splash from “Spawn” (New Gods 5, Oct-Nov 1971) to try to make up for it.
You want a New Gods cover? Ok, here’s a photocopy of Jack Kirby’s pencil art for the cover to his story “Darkseid and Sons!” first published by DC Comics in New Gods 11, dated October-November 1972.
Another trimmed photocopy of Jack Kirby pencil art - this time of page 15 of his story “Spawn” published by DC Comics in New Gods 5, dated October-November 1971.
That’s right, it’s a photocopy of Jack Kirby’s pencil art for page 21 of his story “The Glory Boat!” - published by DC Comics in New Gods 6, dated December 1971/January 1972.
Here’s a scan of a trimmed photocopy of Jack Kirby’s pencil art for page 13 of his story “Spawn”, which was first published by DC Comics in New Gods 5, dated October-November 1971.
Today it’s Orion! Probably a commission piece. I hope the original pencil piece is out there, and that the Kirby Museum will be able to scan it for our Original Art Digital Archive someday. I’m assuming the original art is 11” x 17”, too.
Full size photocopy of Kirby’s pencil art self-portrait dated 1983. An inked and colored version was published in DC Comics’ The Hunger Dogs in 1985.
The missing art from New Gods 1 splash
I know, something of an anti-climax. My point is that Jack Kirby drew, John Costanza lettered and Vince Colletta inked the splash page to New Gods 1 without space for the publishing indicia. At least that what two photocopies in the Museum’s archives indicate. So, more than likely, one of Jack Adler’s production people at DC/National did some photostatting and some paste-up to make room.
I recently found a scan of this very splash from my personal copy of New Gods 1, which I had signed by Jack at the Miami-Con in December 1975. So, for kicks, I took that scan, added the missing art, and did a hasty coloring job.
Thanks again, to Greg Theakston!
Love this. The picture of Scott is a nice touch…
Big Barda commission painting, painted with gouache on watercolor paper.
Check out these Lego mini-figures of Metron, Orion, Barda, and Mr. Miracle! I’m pretty sure these are customs, as it’s gonna be awhile before Lego gets around to this particular corner of the DCU license, but these should hold us over until then! Click through to see this guy’s other cool custom Lego creations…