Monday, September 28, 2015

Giant-Size Super-Stars #1 (Pt 31) Hulk, Thing, Iron Man and Sub-Mariner

Giant-Size Super-Stars #1 Hulk-Thing Battle
1974: Giant-Size Super-Stars #1 Buckler
Tales to Astonish 82 Jack Kirby
1966: Tales to Astonish #82  Kirby

Jack Kirby stepped in at the last minute and finished up the Sub-Mariner Astonish story for Gene Colan, who'd penciled a couple of pages before succumbing to the flu. Yes, even a Kirby rush job provides inspiration!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Giant-Size Super-Stars #1 (Pt 28) Pulled From the Pages of Fantastic Four #52

Giant-Size Super-Stars 1 Hulk
1974: Giant-Size Super-Stars #1  Rich Buckler
Fantastic Four 52 Panther
1966: Fantastic Four #52  Jack Kirby
Note that both panels involve the FF testing new aircraft given to them by the Black Panther. Did the penciled art remind Gerry Conway of FF #52, or was he the one who suggested the scenario/specific issue to Rich Buckler? In any event, the GSSS #1 dialogue and art provide continuity to the Lee-Kirby FF. 

Plus! I then noticed these on the same pages as above: 
1974 Giant-Size Super-Stars 1 Hulk
1974: Giant-Size Super-Stars #1
Fantastic Four 52 Stan Lee Jack Kirby
1966: Fantastic Four #52 

The panels on the pages: 
Giant-Size Super-Stars 1 Hulk Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four #52 (1966) Kirby                              Giant-Size Super-Stars #1 (1974) Buckler


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Giant-Size Super-Stars #1 (Pt 23) Thing, Hulk, Thor and Ulik

Giant-Size Super-Stars 1 Conway-Buckler FF
1974: Giant-Size Super-Stars #1 Buckler
Thor 152 Jack Kirby
1968: Thor #152  Kirby

I then noticed these on the same pages as above: 
Giant-Size Super-Stars 1 Hulk Thing
1974: Giant-Size Super-Stars #1 
Thor 152 Dilemma Dr Blake
1968: Thor #152   

 The panels on the pages: 
Giant-Size Super-Stars 1 Fantastic Four
             1968: Thor #152                                        1974: Giant-Size Super-Stars #1                 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Giant-Size Super-Stars #1 (Pt 22) Role Reversal

Fantastic Four 25 Lee Kirby
Giant-Size Super-Stars 1 (1974) Buckler                Fantastic Four 25 (1964) Kirby                                    

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Giant-Size Super-Stars #1 (Pt 21) Ben Rests on His Laurels

Here's the last panel of GSSS #1's page 19, one of the pages we looked at last time. 
Giant-Size Super-Stars 1 Mind of Monster
1974: Giant-Size Super-Stars #1  Buckler
Fantastic Four 26 Thing Hulk
1964: Fantastic Four #26   Jack Kirby

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Giant-Size Super-Stars #1 (Pt 20) Thing, Thor, Thundra, Hulk--and Yes, More Absorbing Man!

I immediately recognized the model for Thundra's very distinctive pose... 

Journey Into Mystery 122 Thor Kirby Absorbing Man
Giant-Size Super-Stars 1 (1974) Buckler              Journey Into Mystery 122 (1965) Kirby

....and then I came upon other panels from that same page of Journey Into Mystery #122. 
Thor Journey Into Mystery 122
Giant-Size Super-Stars 1 (1974) Buckler              Journey Into Mystery 122 (1965) Kirby

Giant-Size Super-Stars 1 (1974) Buckler     Journey Into Mystery 122 (1965) Kirby 


                 Plus! This GSSS panel from a nearby page is also based on the same JiM #122 sequence as above. 
Giant-Size Super-Stars 1 (1974) Buckler 
Journey Into Mystery 122 (1965) Kirby

The pages in question:
Panels from pages 2 and 3 from Journey Into Mystery #122 ...

...are used as templates for panels on page 19 (l.)  and page 27 (r.) 
in Giant-Size Super-Stars #1.


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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