14 hours ago
#JackedKirby - World Of Fantasy... Kirby Style!!!
Before the important anthology books of Marvel like Tales to Astonish, Tales of Suspense and Amazing Fantasy could give us our beloved Marvel superheroes of the 60s there was another anthology book.... this one was published by Atlas (the precursor to Marvel in name) and was called World of Fantasy. It ran 18 issues from 1956-1959 and featured many of the greatest penciling talents of the industry... Bill Everett, Don Heck, Ross Andru, Gene Colan, Dick Ayers, Joe Sinnott, Steve Ditko... and of course King Kirby!
Kirby had just returned to Atlas after leaving over a debacle over the rights to Captain America and working at National Comics & Mainline comics... and he was just in time to immediately get to work in World of Fantasy! 💥💥💥
Jack did the pencils on the covers for #Issue16 (April of 1959) #Issue17 (June of 1959) and #Issue18 (August of 1959) featured in pics 1/2/3 of this post. All three covers were inked by the great Christoper Rule... and Jack also added interior pencils on some of the issues as well. 💥💥💥
This anthology series laid the groundwork for what was to come from Marvel, the non stop barrage of hit after hit that would result in the Comic empire we all know today!!! 💥💥💥
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