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.
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.
Inspired by a visit a few months ago to Pete Von Sholly’s home where he allowed me to scan his collection for the Museum’s Original Art Digital Archive, here are some pieces related to the cover to the first issue of The New Gods.
First is a piece that Pete saw for sale at Bay Con 1976, but Jack and Roz sold it to someone else (Rod Friggle?). John Morrow published this in his The Jack Kirby Collector 37.