Friday, May 22, 2020


It's no secret that the team of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby brought comic books into the forefront of popular culture. Their collaborations were like the alchemy of turning lead into gold. Lee's imagination seemed limitless and Kirby's dynamic illustration added a dimension to the storytelling that complemented the script in every panel. Kirby's penchant for the technique of foreshortening created visuals that were almost three-dimensional.

For a stretch of a few years in the 1950's and into the early 1960's, Lee and Kirby joined together for what seemed like an endless string of monster tales that appeared in titles like TALES TO ASTONISH, MONSTERS ON THE PROWL and JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY. With whacked-out names like Bombu, Grottu and the ever-legendary Groot, and with titles that would be at home with supermarket tabloids, these stories are some of the most way-out monster comics you'll ever read.

Below are just of few of the numerous wild creations that came from the unbeatable combination of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

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