Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Jack Kirby Draws--SPIDER-MAN?! Marvel Comics Silver Age Art!

Comics artist Jack "King" Kirby is best known (among many triumphs) for co-creating and visualizing the "Marvel Universe" of characters, starting in the early 60s, and continuing through the rest of the decade. Name them: Fantastic Four, Inhumans, Hulk, X-Men, and on and on. But, one of the few successful character Jack was NOT known for is the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! Stan Lee chose sturdy Steve Ditko as his artistic partner in envisioning the web-slinger (tho Jack was later called in to create Spidey's first cover scene), so it's always a treat (and a bit odd) to see a Kirby Spider-Man drawing! Click below to enlarge these sketches by Jack of ol' Web-Head!


Andrew Wahl said...

I love that poster. Spider-Man being chased by Sentinels, drawn by The King. I'd by that comics!

Thanks for sharing.


inkdestroyedmybrush said...

compare those to kirby's art for the strange tales annual with ditko inking! torch and spidey and a whole lot of fun in the early marvel days....