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Wednesday, 21 April 2021
KID'S KLASSIC KIRBY KOVERS - THE FABULOUS FF - PART ONE...
Thought I'd show you the first of what's going to be a four part cover gallery series featuring my earliest issues of Fantastic Four when Jack Kirby was drawing the mag. Of course, I have reprints of all the issues in various collected editions, but these are my actual individual original comics with no 'tarting up', unlike my usual practice where I diminish minor (and sometimes major) blemishes. No, here they are in all their unretouched glory.
It may appear that a few of the spines are too closely cropped, but that's mainly caused by the cover art curving around the spine and onto the back cover, so there wasn't a lot I could do about that without taking ages trying to compensate for it. For the nit-pickers among you, three covers over the four parts are from individual facsimile issues from several years back, so have fun trying to spot them.
Incidentally, in case you're reeling from the shock of seeing the above ish of FF #1, relax. It's actually a '60s reprint for Golden Book & Records, which came with a dramatisation of the tale, and yes - I do have the record. Marvel released a new facsimile a couple or so years ago, with great reproduction, and for all those (like me) who probably couldn't afford an original 1961 issue, then the facsimile makes a very nice alternative indeed.
Anyway, that's enough yakkin' from me, I now direct your attention to the cataclysmic covers within this post. If you have a favourite and want to share which one it is with your fellow Crivvies, feel perfectly free to do so in the comments section. And don't miss part two - coming soon!
Posted by Kid at Wednesday, April 21, 2021