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!