Saturday, 10 December 2016

SPECTACULAR SPLASH PAGES #15...


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This story is interesting in that there was once a TRIGAN
EMPIRE strip with essentially the same plot.  One day I'll get
around to checking which tale came first, but in the meantime,
let's just enjoy this spectacular splash page by JACK KIRBY
JOE SIMON.  Now that's what I call activity!

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Oh, wait a minute, what was I thinking?  FIGHTING
AMERICAN was published in the '50s, The Trigan
 Empire in the '60s, so I guess that settles the matter.

2 comments:

John Pitt said...

I am intrigued by the Captain America copies. I have never read any of them. Do you know if any are worth a read?

Kid said...

That's a big question, JP, and the most I could say is that, from a historical point of view, they're worth a read, but entertainment-wise? Depends on how much of a Kirby fan you are I suppose, and how inexpensively you can acquire one of the reprint volumes. You should be able to pick up a Titan Books edition from eBay for a reasonable price. Remember, you'll be coming to the stories new, without any nostalgic attachment to them, but you may well enjoy them. They're not exactly Captain America 'though.

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