Splash page to FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #6 by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott
Jack Kirby At Home
In FANTASTIC FOUR #10, Doctor Doom visited “the studio of Kirby and Lee, on Madison Avenue,” crashing a plotting session and knocking the two out with sleeping gas. In reality, Kirby only came into the offices about once a week. He worked from a varnished-pine room in the basement of his Long Island home, with a bookshelf of Shakespeare and science fiction for inspiration and a ten-inch black-and-white television for company—and the door shut, to keep the cigar smoke from billowing out to the rest of the house. His name certainly wasn’t on any Madison Avenue door. “That was a lot of stuff that Stan Lee put into magazines, but the artists were all over the island,” Iron Man artist Don Heck told an interviewer. “I could go into the office two times this week, and somebody else could go in two other times…you just don’t cross paths.”
Text from MARVEL COMICS: THE UNTOLD STORY
FANTASTIC FOUR #65 (Aug. 1967)
Cover Art by Jack Kirby & Joe Sinnott
This issue is notable for being the first appearance of Ronan The Accuser, the most senior accuser of the Kree’s Public Accuser Corps.
The story itself is really good and may be among the best of Lee’s writing for the FF. The humor is great, the family dynamic between the team is here in spades and the action provided by Jack Kirby is top notch.
The downside is Lee’s misogynistic and downright sexist writing for Susan Richards. I understand it’s a product of that era, but it really does detract from an otherwise perfect issue.
I Challenged…Groot! by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers (from Tales To Astonish #13, 1960)
First appearance of Groot, complete story here
YOUNG LOVE #13 (Sept. 1950)
Cover Art by Jack Kirby
MARVEL Program for the 1966 New York Comic-Con
Art by Jack Kirby
Bruce Banner - art by Jack Kirby
Journey Into Mystery #89, February 1963, cover by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers