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Wonderful cover which brings to mind a typical Frank Frazetta composition. Something like Conan The Destroyer.
Any idea why it's so discolored?
It looks like the drawing was glued down on a board, and glue yellowed. But it's hard to say...
Frazetta commented on Kirby in TCJ.
I loved Jack Kirby. Jack Kirby was fabulous, even though he wasn’t a great draftsman. He didn’t paint or anything. And certainly wasn’t versatile. But boy, get that “Slam, Bang, Pow” stuff and he was great.
Did you know Kirby at all?
I didn’t meet Kirby until only a few years ago, believe it or not.
Is that right?
First time. It was really funny. They were having a big to-do for me over in California, and Jack showed up. He was kind of startled when I told him I was such a big fan of his. He looked at me, “You’ve got to be kidding.” It was kind of cute.