Monday, June 29, 2015

Fantastic Four #140 (Pt 3) Classic Agatha Harkness and Ebony

1970: Fantastic Four #94  Jack Kirby
Fantastic Four 140 Conway Buscema
1973: Fantastic Four #140  John Buscema


  1. I remember in a Comics Journal interview John Buscema said how he'd rip apart Kirby comics and use them for reference. Well, here's all the lifts he did from the Kirby comics for research. It proves one thing. That there was pressure to copy and evoke the Kirby style in all the comics. Kirby was the most influential artist that made Marvel into the corporate brand name it would evolve into. I don't think any other creator contributed as much as Kirby did. Without him there would be no Marvel Comics and it would have been a footnote in history. Stan Lee would have been a retired insurance sales man by now or for that matter a used car salesman.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and for the cogent commentary, R. Lloyd. Yes, it's been illuminating (for me anyway) to look at Big John's FF and get an idea of what Kirby issues he used as his "primer." Buscema reinterprets, but the Kirby influence is quite unmistakable. .


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