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    Jack Kirby Pro Magazine "Out of Mind's Reach" Illustration Original Art (NFL, 1972). First and ten, a galaxy to go! Only Jack Kirby could picture a cosmic game of football as awe-inspiring as this! As was detailed in an article in The Jack Kirby Collector #10, this eye-popping illustration was featured as a double-page spread in the October 22, 1973 issue of Pro Magazine, the official magazine of the National Football League. A caption in Pro read, "We measure time in minutes and hours, in days and weeks. Most of us do. Jack Kirby measures it in light years. We say, 'Far out,' and it is a figure of speech. To most of us. To Jack Kirby, 'Far out' is really where it's at. His mind is a carousel of super-fantasy, whirling forward and backward, whirling somewhere the rest of us aren't - but would like to be. Ask Jack Kirby about pro football and he will tell you about cosmic sweeps and flying wedges that are really that. Ask Jack Kirby to take pro football and do his special kind of cosmic mind-magic on paper - and the game becomes in an instant, intergalactic. Superstars become super beings, and the sounds of their struggle are heard throughout infinity. Well maybe infinity is stretching it a bit. In Jack Kirby's mind at least." This piece was also used as the back cover illustration for The Jack Kirby Collector #8 and shown in the book Kirby: King of Comics. This cosmic grid-iron extravaganza has an image area of 10" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition.

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

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    February, 2009
    26th-28th Thursday-Saturday
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