Champion Comics #9 [1940] – Cover


Dated July 1940 CHAMPION COMICS #9 from Harvey features Duke O’Dowd as the Human Meteor. More importantly, it has the distinction of being the first Jack Kirby penciled cover (when it was reprinted in THE COMPLETE JACK KIRBY v1 Greg Theakston described it as “mostly penciled by Kirby”) and tied with BLUE BOLT #2 from Novelty Press as his first collaboration with Joe Simon, who inked this cover.


It’s a nice dynamic piece, very open and clear, you can already see hints of the later trademark S&K style of clothing folds and muscles.

Published 1940

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