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1st app. Elektro (1/61)Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Ditko. "Elektro! He Held a World in His Iron Grip!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A scientist creates a computer so sophisticated that it can out think human beings; It hypnotizes the scientist into building it a huge robot body so that it can move and threaten human cities to conquer them. "The Missing Film" text story, art by John Severin. "The Demon in the Dungeon!", art by Don Heck; A novelist rents a castle in Transylvania, where the locals believe a demon lives; He discovers that the creature is a lost alien child. "I Lived a Million Years!", art by Paul Reinman; An Asian tyrant bleeds his subjects dry to build a suspended animation machine and avoid nuclear war. "When the Earth Vanished!", art by Steve Ditko; Tiny alien invaders decide to detonate their ultimate bomb thinking that unobserved Earthlings have gone into hiding to avoid their invasion force and end up blowing up an Earth boy's ping pong ball and themselves as they are caught in the aftershocks of the blast.
Jack Kirby is called 'The King of Comics' for a reason, during his career that spanned six decades he gave us many of the most iconic characters the medium would ever see. From his introduction of Captain America at the height of World War II it was clear he wasn't your ordinary comics artist. But it was his creative explosion at Marvel Comics in the 1960's that cemented his legacy, over a short period of time Kirby would give us The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, The Hulk, The X-Men, Thor, Ant-Man and Nick Fury just to name a few. Kirby would then go to DC and create his Fourth World, introducing Darkseid, Mister Miracle, The New Gods and a host of cosmic supporting players. Long live The King.
Richard "Dick" Ayers was an American comic book artist and cartoonist best known for his work as one of the main inkers during the late-1950's and 1960's Silver Age of Comics, including some of the earliest issues of Marvel Comics' including Jack Kirby's The Fantastic Four. He is the signature penciler of Marvel's World War II comic Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos, drawing it for a 10-year run, and he co-created Magazine Enterprises' 1950s Western-horror character the Ghost Rider, a version of which he would draw for Marvel in the 1960s. His career would span 7 decades until his death in 2014.
Don Heck was an American comics artist best known for co-creating the Marvel Comics characters Iron Man and the Wasp, and for his long run penciling The Avengers during the Silver Age.