Looks like only a few things to mention, one fanzine, one Marvel book with two short stories and two comics from AC, one with a lot of Kirby. Weird how Marvel goes from a half-dozen books for the past two months to one almost trivial book this time.
JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #43
80 pages – Tabloid Format
It’s an Extended Family Affair in JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #43, spotlighting the recipients of the Jack Kirby Award at the 2004 San Diego Comicon! Behind sterling Kirby covers featuring the Silver Surfer (inked by Joe Sinnott) and Silver Star (the original presentation drawing, never-seen and hand-colored by Kirby himself), we present our most personal issue yet, as those closest to the Kirbys share memories, anecdotes, momentos, photos, and never-seen art from Jack and Roz! Included are former Kirby assistant STEVE SHERMAN and his brother GARY in an uproarious feature interview, plus contributions from RAY WYMAN, MIKE THIBODEAUX, and many others! Plus: A never-published 1966 interview with KIRBY himself! Our regular columnists and features, including MARK EVANIER answering Frequently Asked Questions about Jack! A SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT that will change Kirby collecting forever! And a special 1960s Gallery showcasing a Kirby pencils-to-Sinnott inks comparison of TALES OF SUSPENSE #93, featuring Kirby in his penciling prime, and at whopping TABLOID SIZE!
Sounds like some good stuff. Anyone know what the “surprise announcement” is going to be? Hopefully something regarding reprints of Kirby’s work.
AMERICA’S GREATEST COMICS #12
Special Kirby Heroes, Monsters & that ‘ol Black Magic issue! This month, the America’s Greatest focus is on the 1950’s efforts of the classic Simon & Kirby creative team, with three fantasy stories from Prize Comics’ Black Magic title; Davey Crockett, Stuntman Revisited, sci-fi rarities, and more.
52pgs, B&W SRP: $6.95
BEST OF THE WEST #52
The finest Western stories of the 1950’s, starting off with Davey Crockett, as drawn by Jack Kirby. Then, it’s Redmask, by Frank Bolle; The Haunted Horseman by Dick Ayers, Wild Bill Pecos, The Durango Kid, and more. Top quality reprints of the best of the era.
44pgs, B&W SRP: $6.95
Hopefully the AMERICA’S GREATEST issue will have some stuff that hasn’t been included in other reprints. Lots of good stuff from that era that hasn’t seen print since.
MARVEL MILESTONES: DR. STRANGE, SILVER SURFER, SUB-MARINER & HULK
Written by STAN LEE & BILL EVERETT
Penciled by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, JACK KIRBY & BILL EVERETT
Cover by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH
The Defenders have their day! In honor of this month’s DEFENDERS #1, Dr. Strange faces death in the unreal dream world of Nightmare in a story from MARVEL PREMIERE #3! Plus: the Silver Surfer vs. Quasimodo from FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #5, the first appearance of the Sub-Mariner from MARVEL COMICS #1 and the origin of the Hulk from HULK #3.
48 PGS. / $3.99
No, that Hulk story hasn’t been reprinted too much, not at all. I think this will only be the 11th or 12th time it was reprinted. The Surfer story will be nice to have, and Bill Everett reprints are always good.