Two more unused Hulk pencil pages from 1962 surface!

Up till now, three pages were known, which were presented in TwoMorrows’ Fall 2004 The Jack Kirby Collector 41.

John Morrow’s TJKC 41 article stated that the pages were “in Larry Lieber’s closet all these years.” Interestingly, all five Hulk pages are included in a filing that includes Larry Lieber’s testimony for the Marvel Worldwide, Inc. et al v. Kirby et al legal proceedings.

In his testimony, Larry says:

“… Jack Kirby came out of Stan’s office from — and from the direction of Stan’s office. He may, probably, he had come out of Stan’s office, and he seemed upset. And he took the drawings, he had these drawings, he took them and he tore them in half and he threw them in a trash can, a large trash can.

“And I, since I was such a big fan of his, I knew that at the end of the day, they would be discarded, you know, and would be trash. And I — I saw it as an opportunity to have some of his originals to keep, to look at and study, and so I took them out of the trash can.

“And there were other people in the office, but nobody else seemed to have noticed this, which I was glad about, and I just took them, walked over to where I was sitting and put them in my case. And I took them home and I taped them together, you know, I taped them all, and I kept them and I’ve kept them all these years to look at them and, as I say, to study them.”

The two “new” pages appear to be numbered pages 8 & 9, leaving page 10 unaccounted for in the sequence. John Morrow wonders if it was a Hulk-only page that was used in a subsequently published story.

Hopefully, we’ll be able to scan these pages for our Original Art Digital Archive.

Thanks to John Morrow, the eagle eye of Glen David Gold, and the quick-thinking Larry Lieber!

6 thoughts on “Two more unused Hulk pencil pages from 1962 surface!

  1. John S.

    Really, these pages are great. What the heck was Stan thinking to reject this beautiful work? No wonder Kirby was angry! It’s sad that Jack had to spend so many years of his career working for someone who gave him so little respect and appreciation — but at the same time had no qualms about taking the credit and the money for so much of Jack’s work.

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  2. Anonymous

    Which unpublished page of Sue is that? When was it found? What is she doing? Why was it cut, and which issue was it intended for? So she show powers? Force field? Hairdoo? Anything that would date it? Appearance of Ben? Costumes?

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  3. Shane Foley

    When I looked at these pages recently in TJKC 59, I really
    thought that the page you have as ‘8’ had a blurry ’10’ on it.
    This is before I’d read this so I wasn’t influenced for or against by
    what you wrote here.
    Seems to me also that the sequence runs better if ‘8’ comes after 9.

    It’s amazingly detailed work at times. You’d think that Stan would have at
    least done to these what he did to FF 102/108. O well….
    Shane

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  4. Ferran Delgado

    Tom Brevoort made a point when he questioned that these pages belong to a rejected #6 because the rapport between Hulk and Jones got broken in #4. also curious are Lee’s notes in the margins. Maybe he wrote them down when Kirby explained what he drew? Were they precursor of Kirby’s notes?

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