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Jack Kirby cover/art; origin & 1st app Impossible Man; FF origin retold; COMIC BOOK IMPACT rating of 6 (CBI)
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Jack Kirby cover/art; origin & 1st app Impossible Man; FF origin retold; COMIC BOOK IMPACT rating of 6 (CBI)One of the first indicators that Lee and Kirby were pushing the FF book beyond the boundaries of standard hero comics was the appearance of the Impossible Man, a character intended largely as a comic foil and prankster. With the wry tone and increasingly bizarre style of the book already established, this flight of fancy allowed the bullpen boatloads of creative freedom for their next groundbreaking FF epics.
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.