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    From Tales of Suspense #29, May 1962. Art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers.

    From Tales of Suspense #29, May 1962. Art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers.

    — 1 year ago with 26 notes
    #tales of suspense  #jack kirby  #dick ayers 
    Jack Kirby Photographed in the Marvel Offices, 1966Along with this other shot, the above photograph of Kirby is a rare glimpse of the Marvel offices of the 1960s. It includes many Marvel Comics (or cover proofs of about-to-be-published Marvel Comics) cover-dated in June and July 1966. (Again, the cover dates of comics at the time were roughly three months ahead of the publication date.) 
It’s possible that the other photograph, of Kirby with original art for Tales of Suspense #76 (cover date April 1966) was taken at a later date than that prop would suggest, and that he’s simply pretending, for the camera, to work on a finished-long-ago  inventory page. (Why would he be coming into the office in a suit to touch up the inks on a cover?)
Maybe they were taken on the same day?

    Jack Kirby Photographed in the Marvel Offices, 1966

    Along with this other shot, the above photograph of Kirby is a rare glimpse of the Marvel offices of the 1960s. It includes many Marvel Comics (or cover proofs of about-to-be-published Marvel Comics) cover-dated in June and July 1966. (Again, the cover dates of comics at the time were roughly three months ahead of the publication date.) 

    It’s possible that the other photograph, of Kirby with original art for Tales of Suspense #76 (cover date April 1966) was taken at a later date than that prop would suggest, and that he’s simply pretending, for the camera, to work on a finished-long-ago  inventory page. (Why would he be coming into the office in a suit to touch up the inks on a cover?)

    Maybe they were taken on the same day?

    — 1 year ago with 131 notes
    #jack kirby  #photos  #tales of suspense  #patsy and hedy  #rawhide kid  #fantasy masterpieces  #x-men  #spider-man  #iron man  #captain america  #marvel tales  #sgt. fury  #nick fury 

    Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in the Marvel Office
    (1) Jack Kirby, with cover of Tales of Suspense #76 (cover date April 1966).
    (2) Stan Lee, with cover of Strange Tales #151 (cover date December 1966).

    These two photographs—rare glimpses of Kirby and Lee at work in the Marvel offices of the 1960s—were shot at the same desk; note the blinds, the lamp, and the black sculpture in the background of each. Comics were cover-dated roughly three months ahead of publication, so if each man were finishing work on the page in his hand, it might be four months before the cover date. So it’s very possible that the Kirby photo is from the tail end of 1965 (around the time of the infamous Herald Tribune story), and that the Lee photo is from the late summer of 1966 (around the time that Marvel began billing stories as “A Lee-Kirby Production” instead of crediting writer and artist separately). The issue of Thor #136 in the left foreground of the Lee photo is cover dated January 1967, which is consistent with that timeframe. One could make an argument that these pictures were taken at the same time, and that Kirby was simply holding an old cover as a prop…except that you’ll notice that it looks like the frames on the wall to the right of the window have changed.

    Anyone know who took these photographs?

    You can read more about Marvel in 1966 in this excerpt from Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, which will be out in paperback on October 1, 2013.

    — 1 year ago with 262 notes
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Tales of Suspense #83. Art by Gene Colan and Jack Abel. Words by Stan Lee. Lettering by Artie Simek.Click here to enlarge.
    Tales of Suspense #83. Art by Gene Colan and Jack Abel. Words by Stan Lee. Lettering by Artie Simek.

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    — 1 year ago with 25 notes
    #Tales of Suspense  #Gene Colan  #Jack Abel  #Stan Lee  #Artie Simek  #Iron Man  #Pepper Potts 
    "Nothing can stop him! Nothing!" A Kirby/Lee monster classic, from Tales of Suspense #9. Click to enlarge the demon creature.

    "Nothing can stop him! Nothing!" A Kirby/Lee monster classic, from Tales of Suspense #9. Click to enlarge the demon creature.



    — 1 year ago with 170 notes
    #Stan Lee  #Jack Kirby  #Tales of Suspense  #Diablo  #Dick Ayers 
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Original Art - Tales Of Suspense #083 Pg 01 by Jack Kirby And Dick Ayers

There is no denying Tumblr’s entry, Cap.

    bernardin:

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    Original Art - Tales Of Suspense #083 Pg 01 by Jack Kirby And Dick Ayers

    There is no denying Tumblr’s entry, Cap.

    — 1 year ago with 300 notes
    #Jack Kirby  #Dick Ayers  #Stan Lee  #Sam Rosen  #Captain America  #Tales of Suspense