Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four
#55 Silver Surfer vs. Thing Page 14 Original Art (Marvel,
. Make ready to bid to cosmos-spanning levels, Marvelites
-- this masterwork from the ultra-classic "When Strikes the Surfer"
hails from the height of the legendary Stan Lee-Jack Kirby
collaboration. Here's the Marvel Age of Comics at its best, with
Stan Lee's fast-paced dialogue, the "King's" mind-blowing pencils,
and Joe Sinnott's perfectly balanced and streamlined inks. Peak-era
Kirby pages showcasing the Surfer, one of Marvel's most popular and
definitive characters from the psychedelic sixties, always command
a premium -- and this outrageous example -- the unforgettable page
where the enraged Thing tires to bust the Surfer's board in half
has everything a Silver Age FF
fan could want. This
showpiece, sure to be a proud addition to any Marvel art collection
has a twice-up image area of 12.5" x 18.5", and it's in Excellent
condition. No need to thank us for offering it, effendi -- just
Kirby, Jack:Jack Kirby has received world-wide recognition for his long comic book career and accomplishments. He is regarded by historians and fans as one of the major innovators and most influential creators in the comic-book medium, thus earning the nick-name "King." Among Kirby's many co-creations are Captain America, the Newsboy Legion, the Challengers of the Unknown, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Thor, the Avengers, the X-Men, Silver Surfer, the New Gods, and countless other memorable heroes and villains.
Jack Kirby was never one to do things in expected ways. As an artist, Kirby had no formal training and instead learned his trade through practice, determination and on-the-job training. Having been rejected by various art schools and leaving Pratt Institute after only a week, Kirby found his own success and became one of the most recognized comic book artists of his time.
Born in 1917 in New York City, Kirby's birth name was Jacob Kurtzberg. His first break as an artist was in 1936, when he joined the Lincoln Newspaper Syndicate. After working on cartoons there for several years, Kirby continued to offer his skills elsewhere until he got a respectable position at Fox Feature Syndicate. It was here that Kirby began his partnership with Joe Simon, which proved to be very fruitful.
From here, Kirby took a job with Marvel, where he and Simon created the iconic Captain America. Though he found other projects at Marvel and DC, his next biggest success was Young Romance. He eventually ended his partnership with Simon and worked solo at both major comic outlets, again returning to superheroes with the Fantastic Four. Kirby continued to innovate until his death in 1994.
Kirby is remembered for the way he crafted a story with his art, creating characters that still resonate with readers today..
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