Oh nothing, just an amazing splash page penciled by Jack Kirby and inked by Steve Ditko.

§ August 1st, 2018 § Filed under jack kirby § 8 Comments


From Tales to Astonish #13 (November 1960), reprinted in Chamber of Darkness #7 (October 1970)

8 Responses to “Oh nothing, just an amazing splash page penciled by Jack Kirby and inked by Steve Ditko.”

  • Thom H. says:

    1. Awesome.

    2. I don’t have the art vocabulary to express why this is exactly, but Kirby + Ditko is reminiscent of early John Byrne.

    3. At last it can be told!

  • philfromgermany says:

    AT LAST !

  • Turan, Emissary of the Fly World says:

    I am going to be nit-picky here, but to me “early John Byrne” means his fanzine work (if you were involved in comics fandom in the early-mid 1970s, you saw Byrne everywhere), or else his Charlton work, and none of that bears the slightest resemblance to the page in this post.

  • Turan, Emissary of the Fly World says:

    Hey, your Tweeter feed on the side gives me another chance to play the old man, as I note that I actually saw THE GREEN SLIME on its original theatrical run. I was young enough to be terrified by it–and memories of that keep me from now finding it ridiculous as you young punks do.

  • Thom H. says:

    @Turan: Thank you, I guess?

  • Mikester says:

    Turan, Thom – I don’t know, I can kinda see how that would look a bit like early Byrne work. It’s got sort of that same…roughness, I think!

  • Thom H. says:

    @Mike: Yes, that’s definitely part of it. The thick-lined inking on the main figure, plus something about the dynamic angles. Especially when you look at the hikers in the background.

    And I might not be remembering Byrne’s earliest stuff (like his Charlton work), but maybe from early Fantastic Four? Alpha Flight? Anyway, this picture reminded of something like that.

  • Pedro de Pacas says:

    Don’t worry Thom H., I see it!

    Although I must say, cavemen with blonde hair look like hookers to me…

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