Bombast #1 [1993] – Cover


BOMBAST #1, April 1993 – The characters for the Topps Kirbyverse comics were taken from unused character designs that Kirby had done some time prior, so the covers taken from those designs are are a bit bland, with just the figures on a crackly background rather than any story-related content. But they still work, with a nice kinetic pose on this Bombast figure (okay, so it kind of looks like a bowling pose) and some nice bold solid linework. The character always looked to me me like something halfway between the Eternals and the New Gods. Don’t know who inked this piece, but it’s very well done (some places credit Kirby with the inks, but I don’t see it).


3 thoughts on “Bombast #1 [1993] – Cover

  1. steve

    I’m pretty sure it’s not Kirby inks. Doesn’t look much like the few later examples of Kirby inks. I’m seeing a few bits that suggest Giacoia’s work, which might make sense depending on when it was done. Captain Glory looked a bit more like Kirby inks on the Marvelmania posters.

  2. Daniel

    One of my favourite ever covers. Not just the dynamics, but the colours are incredible: a really unusual combination set off in the original by matt silver ink. Simonson’s cover for Kirby’s Secret City Saga #0 is also well worth a look.


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