Comics Ate My Brain

October 26, 2007

Friday Night Fights

Filed under: friday night fights, jack kirby, superman — Tom Bondurant @ 10:12 pm
JIMMY OLSEN MUST … oh, you heard that one already?

The monsters are mad at Jimmy because he reminds them of their tormentor, an evil genius who’s been manipulating them for his own amusement. Insert Dan DiDio joke here, I suppose….

It’s from Jimmy Olsen Adventures By Jack Kirby Volume 2 — something to look forward to if you haven’t read it yet, Bahlactus!

[From “Genocide Spray!” in Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #143, November 1971. Written and pencilled by the King, inked by Vince Colletta, “touch-ups” on Superman and Jimmy by (I think) Murphy Anderson, color reconstruction for the reprint by David Tanguay, lettered by John Costanza.]


  1. Everyone treats Kirby today as if he were a god. If he were, why couldn’t he draw Superman’s face?As Captain Kirk would say, What need has God for a starship… er ghost artist?

    Comment by Anonymous — November 20, 2007 @ 6:21 pm

  2. The “touch-ups” were done after the fact because DC wanted all of their Superman and Jimmy Olsen faces to look the same. It doesn’t diminish Kirby’s place in history. To continue the Star Trek V comparison, the redrawn heads were the “starship” that DC mistakenly thought Kirby’s work needed.

    Comment by Tom Bondurant — November 20, 2007 @ 10:50 pm

  3. Vinnie Colletta rocks on that page, dude! Very gnarly inks to be certain.

    Comment by liquidwater — June 13, 2008 @ 9:38 pm

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