Friday, August 28, 2015

Giant-Size Super-Stars #1 (Pt 13) Ben Gets Bombarded

Giant-Size Super-Stars 1 Hulk Thing
         Fantastic Four #68 (1967)                     Giant-Size Super-Stars #1 (1974)
             by birthday boy Jack Kirby, natch!                                    Rich Buckler                                                                                                                    

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

Giant-Size Super-Stars #1 (Pt 8) Three-Peat

We saw Buscema's take on this Fantastic Four #78 Kirby panel during our look at John Buscema's Fantastic Four. Now let's add Buckler's version to the mix. 
Fantastic Four 107 John Buscema
    Kirby 1968: Fantastic Four #78                   Buscema 1971: Fantastic Four #107 
1974 Giant-Size Super-Stars Fantastic Four
Buckler 1974: Giant-Size Super-Stars #1


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Giant-Size Super-Stars #1 (Pt 7) The Hulk From Avengers #3

Avengers 3-MeetSubMariner
 1964: Avengers #3   Jack Kirby
1974: Giant-Size Super-Stars #1   Buckler


Avengers 3-Hulk-SubMariner
1964: Avengers #3   Kirby
                  
1974: Giant-Size Super-Stars #1                    
Buckler                    


The panels on the pages:
Avengers 3 Hulk Jack Kirby
Giant-Size Super-Stars #1                                       Avengers #3                 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fantastic Four #144 (Pt 27) Krrak!

Fantastic Four 56 Stan Lee-Jack Kirby
1966: Fantastic Four #56  Jack Kirby
Fantastic Four 144 Conway-Buckler
1974: Fantastic Four #144  Buckler
Fun fact: Both KRRAK!s were lettered by artful Artie Simek. 

Next up: the estimable Giant-Size Super-Stars #1, published in February 1974.  I think you'll be surprised by several of the source panels, especially the ones involving the mighty Thundra. 

If you're still jonesing for more FF #144, click here. 


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fantastic Four #144 (Pt 26) Human Torch: Three on a Match

Human Torch sequence from FF #144:
Fantastic Four 144 Conway Buckler
Fantastic Four #144  (1974) Buckler

The breakdown:
Fantastic Four 90 Jack Kirby
The 144 panel (l.) is almost a mirror image of  1969's Fantastic Four 90 (r.) 

Fantastic Four 81 Elemental Crystal
Fantastic Four 144 (1974) Buckler       Fantastic Four 81 (1968) Kirby

Fantastic Four 99 Inhumans Jack Kirby
Fantastic Four 144 (1974) Buckler       Fantastic Four 99 (1970) Kirby                 

The #99 Kirby panel is an old reliable, rather generic Torch standard. For example, check it out in Fantastic Four #153.  

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Fantastic Four #144 (Pt 24) Three More Things

Three-panel Thing sequence from FF #144. 
Fantastic Four 144 Conway Buckler
Fantastic Four #144 (1974) Buckler


The breakdown:
Fantastic Four 69 By Ben Betrayed
Fantastic Four 144 (1974) Buckler          Fantastic Four 69 (1967) Kirby

Fantastic Four 144 Attack
Fantastic Four 144 (1974) Buckler              again,  Fantastic Four 69 (1967) Kirby
                                               
Fantastic Four 72 Where Soars Silver Surfer Kirby
Fantastic Four 144 (1974) Buckler                    Fantastic Four 72 (1968) Kirby
       

Monday, August 10, 2015

Fantastic Four #144 (Pt 21) Three More Things From Fantastic Four #65

Continuing with Fantastic Four #65, here's page 11. 
Fantastic Four 65 from Beyond This Planet Earth
Page 11 of Fantastic Four #65 (1967) Jack Kirby


You'll see bits 'n' pieces of this page throughout #144: 
Fantastic Four 65 Ronan the Accuser
Fantastic Four #65 (1967) Jack Kirby 
Fantastic Four 144 Buckler Conway
Fantastic Four #144 (1974) Rich Buckler

Fantastic Four 65 Jack Kirby
Fantastic Four #65 (1967) Kirby
Fantastic Four 144 Attack
 Fantastic Four #144 (1974) Buckler

Fantastic Four 65 Kirby Sinnott
Fantastic Four #65 (1967) Kirby
Fantastic Four 144 Rich Buckler
 Fantastic Four #144 (1974) Buckler

Friday, August 7, 2015

Fantastic Four #144 (Pt 20) Pulled From the Pages of Fantastic Four #65

                       Fantastic Four 144 Attack DrDoom
                        1974: Fantastic Four #144  Rich Buckler
Fantastic Four 65 Jack Kirby
1967: Fantastic Four #65  Jack Kirby
 

Then I noticed these panels on the same pages as the panels above.
Fantastic Four 144 Rich Buckler Art
Fantastic Four 144 (1974)
Fantastic Four 65 Ronan Accuser Kree
Fantastic Four 65 (1967) 













The panels in context: 
Fantastic Four 144 BronzeAge
Sequence from Fantastic Four #144 (1974) Buckler
Fantastic Four 65 Kree Ronan Accuser
Sequence from Fantastic Four #65 (1967) Kirby

And do you think Johnny's hunched-over, awkward pose in #144's bottom left corner was a riff on Reed's pose in #65's bottom left corner?

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Fantastic Four #144 (Pt 18) Reed Richards Gets His Man--Or Does He?

Fantastic Four 71 Lee Kirby
1968: Fantastic Four #71  Kirby                                                                     
Fantastic Four 144 Gerry Conway Buckler
1974: Fantastic Four #144 Buckler
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