Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fantastic Four #126 (Pt 2) Sue Storm Richards

We checked out Dr. Doom last time; now it's Sue's turn.  
             Fantastic Four 126-Doom-WayItBegan
Fantastic Four #126 (1973) John Buscema
Fantastic Four 42-FrightfulFour
Fantastic Four #42 (1965) Jack Kirby

Bonus! Gene Colan probably referred to that same FF #42 sequence for his depiction of Sue in 1967's Daredevil #35. 
Fantastic Four 42 Lee-Kirby                  
Fantastic Four #42 (1965) Kirby               
Daredevil 35-Colan-FrightfulFour-SueRichards
Dardevil #35 (1967) Gene Colan              

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Fantastic Four #126 (Pt 1) Doom Looms

Buscema's Dr. Doom may be somewhat based on Kirby's Fantastic Four #59 panel.  We'll take a look at Sue Richards next time.
Fatastic Four Way It Began
Fantastic Four #126 (1972) John Buscema
Fantastic Four 59 Lee Kirby Doom Surfer
Fantastic Four #59 (1967) Jack Kirby

Friday, April 24, 2015

Fantastic Four #123 (Pt 2) Ben Stays on the Sidelines


Fantastic Four 123-ThisWorldEnslaved
1972: Fantastic Four #123  John Buscema
Fantastic Four 50-Lee-Kirby
1966: Fantastic Four #50  Jack Kirby


Connections: Galactus and the Silver Surfer appear in both FF #123 and #50. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Fantastic Four #122 (Pt 2) Sue Falls

Not an angle Buscema used very often, so I think he was inspired by FF #16. 
Fantastic Four 122-GalactusUnleashed
Fantastic Four #122 (1972) John Buscema
Fantastic Four 16-MicroWorldDrDoom
Fantastic Four #16 (1963) Jack Kirby

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fantastic Four #122 (Pt 1) These Boots Are Made for--Clobberin' ?!

Fantastic Four 122 Buscema
Fantastic Four 122 (1972) Buscema
Fantastic Four 49-IfThisBeDoomsday-LeeKirby
Fantastic Four 49 (1966) Kirby



















Connections: The boots belong to Galactus, and one of these days his boots are gonna--ah, never mind. ;). 
Fantastic Four 49 Galactus-Kirby
Kirby sequence in Fantastic Four 49 (1966) 
Fantastic Four 122 Galactus Unleashed
Buscema sequence in Fantastic Four 122 (1972) 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Fantastic Four #121 (Pt 3) Reed Richards--Mr. Fantastic or Mr. Fixit?

Fanatstic Four 50-Lee-Kirby
       Fantastic Four 121 (1972) Buscema                  Fantastic Four 50 (1966) Kirby                     

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Fantastic Four #119 - Ben's Strong Suit

Fantastic Four 119-Panther-BuscemaThomas
Fantastic Four #119 (1972) John Buscema 
                       Fantastic Four 94-Frightful Four-AgathaHarkness
                        Fantastic Four #94 (1970) Jack Kirby

Love Johnny's Sunday best blue suit too ;)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Fantastic Four #118 (Pt 2) Classic Reed and Sue Again



Fantastic Four 118-JohnBuscemaArt
FF 118 (1972) Buscema





Fanatstic Four Annual 4-Kirby Lee
FF Annual 4 (1966) Kirby

















Hey wait a sec, didn't we just see this very same FF Annual # 4 Reed 'n' Sue image a few posts ago? Check out that Fantastic Four 113-Classic Reed and Sue post right here.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Fantastic Four #117 (Pt 5) More Crystal and Lockjaw

Fantastic Four 61-Crystal Inhumans Lockjaw
Fantastic Four 117 (1971) Buscema                          Fantastic Four 61 (1967) Kirby



What do you think--suggested by?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Fantastic Four #117 (Pt 3) Sue and Reed--Plus Ben

Was Buscema inspired by Kirby here? Maybe, maybe not. But his positioning of Reed and Sue reminds me of the cover of FF #41.
Fantastic Four 41-FrightfulFour-ReedSue
Fantastic Four 117 (1971) Buscema                            Fantastic Four 41 (1965) Kirby

And yeah, I know you're already familiar with this #41 Reed 'n' Sue image; after all not too long ago we saw Buckler use it as a basis for Captain America and Mantis in 1974's Giant-Size Avengers #1, remember? ;).
Fantastic Four 41-BrutalBetrayalBenGrimm
The Kirby cover, Fantastic Four #41 (1965)

Plus! Now, take a look at the panel preceding the Reed 'n' Sue panel in #117: 
Fantastic Four 117-Buscema Sinnott
That's right, it's big, broad-backed Ben -- same camera angle/POV as Ben on the aforementioned FF #41 cover!  ;)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Fantastic Four #117 (Pt 2) Call Her Crystal

Fantastic Four 117 Crystal Lockjaw Buscema
Fantastic Four 61 (1967) Kirby                                                         Fantastic Four 117
                                                                                                             (1971) Buscema
Fantastic Four 61-WhereStalksSandman
The full panel from Fantastic Four 61 (1967) Jack Kirby, natch!
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