Wednesday, 21 October 2015

KIRBY & SINNOTT FANTASTIC FOUR PULSE-POUNDING PIN-UP...


Image copyright MARVEL COMICS

From The FANTASTIC FOUR King-Size Special #5
(and the one and only SMASH! POW! It's FANTASTIC
Summer Special from 1968), comes this great pin-up by
JACK KIRBY & JOE SINNOTT.  Nice, innit?

6 comments:

Colin Jones said...

It must have appeared in a Marvel UK comic too, Kid, as I'm very familiar with this picture. I think Kirby/Sinnott were the best ever artists on the FF without a doubt.

Kid said...

It probably was at some stage, but I don't remember seeing it in colour in a Marvel U.K. comic - unless it was one of the Panini editions.

Philip Crawley said...

Yep, hafta agree with Colin there; the Kirby / Sinnott combo bringing Stan's great scripts to life really made it 'The World's Greatest Comic Book' at the time. Now if only someone could capture what was on the comic page in the damn movies, instead of the succession of cinematic train wrecks, each one worse that the last, we have had inflicted upon us. (Must admit though I did enjoy seeing one of my fave characters, the Silver Surfer, depicted in the 'real world' in the second film).

Kid said...

I didn't mind the first two movies to be honest, PC. I think Jessica Alba made a great Sue Storm, but the actor playing Reed Richards should have been older. In the most recent film (which I haven't seen) the actors all looked like teenagers in the posters I saw. Hopefully, they'll get it right yet, once they give us what's in the comics.

Philip Crawley said...

Yeah, didn't mean to be quite so harsh on the FF movies, they did a decent enough job with them (and JA was a great Sue Storm to be sure), but in terms of the entertainment potential in the best of the comic stories they did fall a tad short. Reed actor was the weak link, now there's a case for fantasy casting; who'd make the best RR on screen?

Kid said...

I always thought that actor Jack Hedley (Sir Timothy Havelock in For Your Eyes Only) would make a perfect Reed Richards ever since I first saw him in some World War II TV series in the late '60s or early '70s. (He was also in Colditz.) He was a dead ringer for Reed as he first appeared in FF #1 & 2 (look at the 'Here they are..' pic of Reed on the splash page of #1), although Reed's face changed in subsequent issues. He's too old now 'though, as he's 84.

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