Saturday, September 19, 2009

Cosmic covers!

With the end of a volume in the Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus series, I like to take a moment to point out some of the covers to the various issues that I especially liked. Oddly, I often find Kirby's covers to be unsatisfying, not really providing a good indication of the madness that lies within. But there are always exceptions, like this one:

No complaints about that one; it promises an awesome fight, with Terrible Turpin getting in the middle, and the issue totally delivers. Just look at Turpin's fucked-up form there. Wow! And here's another good one:

Our heroes made slaves of creepy, facially elongated Klan members! Freaky! And finally:

I love the way the monster is just falling out of the hiding place there, along with the scale, making the scientist guy look tiny. Good stuff.

Okay, that's enough of that. Coming soon: Volume four!

1 comment:

  1. I'm a fan of Kirby's compositions, although it does sometimes feel a little cluttered.