Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fantastic Four 82 Covers

Until there were a couple of posts on the Kirby-L Facebook page, I didn't realize Jack Kirby's layout for Fantastic Four #82 had been copied that much. Here's a sample of the original as well as several of the homages I've found...
Not as many as, say FF #1, but still a nice collection of pieces there.

3 comments:

Matt K said...

Interesting. Most of these seem to be standalone, one-off drawings, but is that the case for all of them?

The second one appears to be an MGC reprint of the original, with the cover re-drawn for some reason. I believe you had a post, a while back, about another instance of something like this. Curious.

Sean Kleefeld said...

Here's what I know of the origins of these...

The MGC one was redrawn by Sinnott, I believe, because the original art was lost between first publication and the reprint. (Unlike the other one I noted here, there was considerably more lead time here between the original and the first reprinting. Note that the 'lost' cover of #136 was also re-created by the time it was reprinted a second time.) The Art Adams one was a variant cover for FF #600. The two Bob Layton ones were commissions. The Hembeck one was a sketch card (hence the lack of detail) he made to sell on eBay.

Matt K said...

Cheers. It's fascinating to compare the Sinnott re-drawing with Kirby's original...