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    Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers Strange Tales #114 Story Page 14 Original Art (Marvel, 1963). The Human Torch has a run-in with Captain America (who is actually the Acrobat in disguise). This tale by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby came out several months before Captain America's revival in the now classic Avengers #4, gauging the interest in reviving the legendary superhero. This also marked the first time Jack "King" Kirby had drawn Cap (again, technically the Acrobat here) since the Golden Age. By the way, when Jim Shooter wanted to show Marvel artists clear storytelling when he was editor-in-chief, he would show them this very story, Kirby's Human Torch yarn from Strange Tales #114. Rendered at twice-up scale in ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image size of 12.5" x 18.5". Slightly toned, marginal smudging and production oil staining, with light handling wear. In Very Good condition.


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

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