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    Jack Kirby, John Romita, Sr., and Joe Sinnott Giant-Size Conan #5 Cover Original Art (Marvel Comics, 1975). This is the only time Jack "King" Kirby ever drew Conan for publication. Kirby's emphatic return to Marvel Comics - from a productive but ill-appreciated five-year hitch at DC Comics - found the chief architect of the Marvel style in renewed control of his historic signature character, Captain America, in addition to various new concepts and catch-as-can assignments including this Conan-series cover. Here is a tantalizing glimpse of Kirby's approach to a heroic protagonist not customarily associated with his style. Source-author Robert E. Howard would have admired Kirby's rugged nature. The cover is a slightly collaborative effort, with Conan's face modified by Romita at the behest of Marvel honcho Stan Lee. The reunion with overall inker Sinnott is a welcome reminder of the seamless Kirby-Sinnott pages for early-day tales of The Fantastic Four. Ink over graphite on Bristol board with paste-up stat logotype and boilerplate. A production error (corrected for publication) states the issue as #1. The bottom margin has been trimmed off and reattached with tape. The image area measures 10" x 15", and is in Very Good condition.

    More information about Jack Kirby, also known as Kirby, Jack, Jacob Kurtzberg, Kurtzberg, Jacob.

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