Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Number 530

Kirby monsters

Jack Kirby worked for a time at DC in the late '50s before moving full-time to Marvel so he could completely reconfigure the comic book industry. He drew some terrific stories during his time at DC. For some reason he incurred their displeasure and his stay was short.

Jack came up with some wild-looking creatures in "The Creatures from Nowhere," originally published in House of Mystery #70, January, 1958. "The Stone Sentinels of Giant Island," from House of Mystery #85, April 1959, is a setting he had visited before. Even though this particular story doesn't take place on Easter Island, he chose its stone enigmas as a subject more than once.

The two stories are scanned from DC Special #11 from 1971.


prof. grewbeard said...

i love Kirby's monsters, thanx!

Chuck Wells said...

I enjoyed the heck out of this post.