Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Machine Man #8. I think Jack knew "the Corporation" and its desire to make rip-off copies of his original being was really the perfect antithesis to our creative hero. OH, I didn't think much of them at first rememberance---no colorful look, just gangsters, to my mind, just thugs---but now I understand this was the end of Jack and the Bullpen, in a way, the end of the Marvel Comic Group and Jack, the corporation, the individual. This is the last story during his time working there, before drawing storyboards for the upcoming Fantastic Four cartoon.
These seventeen pages explode. There is an economy and breath taking freshness to someone who's really seen nothing like it before.
If Kirby doesn't know, how will you never escape?