ARCHIVE PAGE 866 - June 2017
Novelty vs Sustainability
"...The Aquaman Rebirth is a perfect example of this at DC– sacrificing visual continuity and coherence for a marketing strategy. Maybe it works in the short run, but the collapse of sales at both companies argues against it. I find it really hard to become invested in any title at either company these days because I know the editorial commitment to the new direction is completely non-existent. Given that most writer-artist teams need months to find their footing as collaborators this short-sighted editorial behavior is self-destructive and misguided. Remember when Lee and Kirby created 100+ issues of Fantastic Four together? Remember Gardner Fox and Mike Sekowsky’s ten year run on JLA? These days readers feel privileged when they get the same writer-artist team in a two-part story. And publishers are surprised their sales are in the low five figures?"
Source: Gerry Conway - Tumblr
Silence You Snivelling Jackanape!
Fantastic Four #87, June 1969, Art by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott
Source: All of the Marvels
More Jack Kirby
You should be very proud of this achievement
Batman #122, 1947
More Batman and Catwoman
Action Comics #57
Action Comics #57, Feb 1943, Cover by John Sikela
Original Page June 4, 2017