Monday, 13 June 2016

KIRBY 'KOCK-UPS' PART FIVE - THE RETURN OF 'LEFTY' RICHARDS...


Image copyright MARVEL COMICS

Nice pic by JACK KIRBY - and it looks as if JK used a live
model or a photograph as reference when he drew that baby.  What
I want to know, 'though, is why he could never give some characters
the correct number of right and left hands or feet.  Here's another ex-
ample of him having made that boob.  Of course, REED being made
of rubber (essentially), I suppose it could be argued that he can
bend (and shape) his fingers any which way he likes.

7 comments:

B Smith said...

If there's one character in comics who never looked the same twice, regardless of who was drawing her, it's Alicia....perhaps if you're scratching around for a subject one day, you might try "The Many Faces Of Alicia Masters"

Colin Jones said...

Another thing about this picture - Alicia has normal-looking eyes. Usually her pupils were white to indicate she was blind, weren't they ?

Kid said...

Yeah, BS - considering that she originally closely-resembled Sue, she later became a bit of a chameleon. H'mm, I wonder when that Skrull first took her place?

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I think Jack Kirby drew her pupils, CJ - it was John Buscema or some later artists that made them white, I think.

Two comments about Alicia at more or less the same time (both published together). How about that for a coincidence?

Philip Crawley said...

Very trusting of the FF to leave a blind person in charge of an infant too.

Kid said...

I daresay she was just there to stick a bottle in the wean's gob and change its nappy, PC. I imagine there would've been all sorts of technology to guarantee Franklin's safety in case of attack by any of the FF's foes.

Kenn said...

Her father probably has a storage space of "Alicia's" that they switched out whenever necessary. Maybe the FF enjoyed the "in-joke" and winked at each other in front of each new Alicia?

Kid said...

Sounds like a story in there to me, Kenn.

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