Well, we're getting there. There are now only nine issues to go before
we complete our whistle-stop tour through all twenty-two FOOM mags
from back in the sensational '70s. This time 'round, we're looking at #s
12 & 13, featuring the android VISION and the fearless, sightless
I have to confess that I find it almost painful to look at the IKARIS
drawing by JACK KIRBY, which is stiff and blocky, and lacking the grace
and fluidity that Jack's artwork once conveyed so effortlessly. The 'KING'
was definitely in decline, and it was a painful process to observe.
By contrast, look at the fabulous and nigh photo-realistic artwork by
GENE COLAN, which is at another level entirely. I'm unsure if the cover
was drawn especially for FOOM or was borrowed from an earlier source,
but it sure packs a punch. Interestingly, the main DD figure looks very
Kirby-esque, and I can't help but wonder whether the 'DEAN' borrowed
the pose from one of Jack's CAPTAIN AMERICA figures.
Anyway, enjoy these powerful pages from Mighty Marvel's magnificent
magazine for frantic fans - and don't forget there's yet more to come!