“Nobody, and we mean, nobody, had a greater impact, or loomed larger over the history of the comic book art form than Jack Kirby,” Vincent Zurzolo, ComicConnect co-owner, said.
Kirby’s career spanned the early days in the industry where he drew pages under a variety of pseudonyms on to a tenure at Timely Comics, where he co-created Captain America. Then, to his post-war journeyman phase, the Silver Age explosion of creativity, where, along with Stan Lee, he introduced some of the most popular and enduring characters the art form has ever seen, to his Fourth World saga at DC, and on into a late career foray into the independent comic field. The “King” has saturated into comic book reader’s and creator’s psyches for decades until his passing in the mid-’90s.
“In celebration of what would have been Kirby’s 100th birthday this year, ComicConnect is thrilled to present a cross-section of pages from his career in our Event Auction, ending next week,” Zurzolo continued.
Chronologically, the pieces span from 1959 to 1983, nearly 25 years of art including Tales of Suspense #23 page 9, Fantastic Four Annual #2 pages 3 and 9, Incredible Hulk #4 page 8, Kamandi #17 page 18, Richard Dragon Kung-Fu Fighter #3 page 16, Forever People #25 page 25, Hunger Dogs page 30, and Silver Star #2 page 1.
“These pages are all impressive, historic, one-of-a-kind collectibles from the man that is universally acknowledged to be the greatest comic book artist of all time,” Zurzolo concluded. “Now is the perfect time to become the proud owner of one of these classic pieces of comic book history.”
The auction ends this Monday, September 11, 2017 at 7 PM ET.