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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
My Take On: Jack Kirby Collector #60
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Michael D Hamersky On Comics Presents His Take On... 
Jack Kirby Collector


TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3838 -    It's been a while since I last blogged about the Jack Kirby Collector magazine.  Actually it was Monday, August 20th of 2012 on issue #59 in blog #3699.  Here's my review blog on issue #60 that I picked up at the recent WonderCon 2013 in Anaheim, California at the TwoMorrows table.

So what's this issue about?  Here's what the publisher shows as a promo for the issue:

"JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #60 continues in its new format (104 magazine-size pages with COLOR SECTION, $10.95), with a Fantastic Four follow-up issue to #58’s THE WONDER YEARS! It starts with a dynamic, never-before published Kirby FF wraparound cover (and wait’ll you see the flip side)! Also, we present a dual interview between classic FF inkers JOE SINNOTT and DICK AYERS! Then, there’s a rare Lee & Kirby interview, and we compare one of Jack and Stan’s FF Bullpen story conferences to what ended up on Stan’s final script and Jack’s penciled pages. Plus there’s MARK EVANIER and our other regular columnists, and galleries of Kirby FF art, including pencils from Kirby’s BLACK PANTHER, SILVER SURFER, and more! Edited by John Morrow."

Okay... So what's 'My Take' on this issue?

Well... I could see right away that this issue should be a good issue for me to read.  Why?  Well, Jack's Fantastic Four issues are my favorite run of titles in all of the comic book titles that he illustrated in during his professional career!

The top right of this blog post shows the front cover of the issue.  It is actually just half of a wrap around spread showing the Fantastic Four and Doctor Doom and the Incredible Hulk. Oh, and plus the Sentry who appears to be a little smaller in this illustration.

I am actually amazed at how after 59 earlier issues, that there is still more to be published on Jack Kirby's works! 

There are 100 interior pages to this magazine, which is published in black & white with a four page middle section in color.   The color pages this issue are from the 1960s which are reprints of the poster that were published back then.  Pretty sharp four pages!

The Table of Contents on the first page shows that the magazine has its usual features, plus the special articles.

One of the articles showed the evolution of The Thing, on pages 22 & 23.   With the Thing my favorite comic book character, it was good to see all the head shots of the Thing during the years.

Page 27 had a really sharp pencil illustration of the FF versus Galactus.  While the next two pages were the pencils to the front & back covers of this issue.

I really enjoyed the Joe Sinnott & Dick Ayers interview that is published in this issue.  I've had the good opportunity to meet both of them at comic cons before, and they are both very nice in person to meet!

The Black Panther article was presented in five pages.  That was good to see also.

There were several other interesting articles and illustrations, but I'll let you check those out after purchasing the issue!

Suffice to say, I'm giving this issue a 'Near Mint' (NM) 9.4 out of a possible 10.0 comic book grading scale.

If you were or are a fan of the Fantastic Four, this issue is for you!

If you can't locate this at your local LCBS, then you can take look at the TwoMorrows web site and purchase it online. 

~ Michael



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