100 COVERS: A JACK KIRBY Centennial Celebration

13 DAYS OF KIRBY 100: When 13 COVERS just won’t do…

Welcome to 13 DAYS OF KIRBY 100, our celebration of Jack Kirby’s centennial. For the complete 13 DAYS OF KIRBY 100 Index of stories and features, including essays by the likes of Mike Allred, Dave Gibbons, Marie Severin, Kelley Jones and many others, click here.

Normally, our birthday shtick is salute a creator with 13 COVERS on a particular subject.

This is not a normal birthday celebration.

No, for Jack Kirby’s centennial, we present 100 COVERS, covering Marvel, DC and many other publishers. Only one other creator’s gotten this treatment here at 13th Dimension: DC’s Julius Schwartz, on his centennial two years ago. (Click here.)

Now, I want to make it clear that this is not a definitive Top 100 list. These also aren’t ranked in any order (except the top one, which is my favorite). These are simply 100 of my favorites, so this is at heart a highly subjective list. I’m willing to wager you’ll have a favorite, or a cover of historical significance, that’s not included below. That’s cool. Feel free to add it in the comments below or in whichever social-media thread you found this.

What’s important is the art and the impact.

So, here we go with 100 COVERS to celebrate Jack Kirby, who would have been 100 on Aug. 28:

Mike Royer inks

George Klein inks

Don Heck or Frank Giacoia inks

Dick Ayers inks

Joe Sinnott inks

Don Heck inks

Sol Brodsky or Frank Giacoia inks

George Roussos inks

Frank Giacoia inks

Steve Ditko inks

Bill Everett inks

Syd Shores inks

Sinnott inks

Mike Thibodeaux inks

Vince Colletta inks

Joe Simon inks

Assists from Marie Severin, John Romita, Frank Giacoia

Mike Royer inks

Ayers inks

Colletta inks

George Klein inks

Chic Stone inks

Josef Rubinstein inks

Royer inks

Sol Brodsky inks

Dick Ayers inks

Dick Ayers inks

Ayers inks

Sinnott inks

Syd Shores inks

Joe Sinnott

D. Bruce Berry inks

Steve Ditko inks

Heck inks

Brodsky inks

Mike Thibodeaux inks

Vince Colletta inks

Royer inks

Steve Ditko inks

Brodsky inks

Vince Colletta inks

Shores and Sinnott inks

Joe Simon inks

Brodsky inks

Royer inks

Sinnott inks

Shores inks

Colletta inks

John Severin inks

Royer inks

Brodsky inks

Simon inks

Brodsky inks

Royer inks

Brodsky inks

Royer inks

Ayers inks

Sinnott inks

Mike Esposito inks

Sinnott inks

Dan Adkins or Giacoia inks

Neal Adams inks

Roussos inks

Sinnott inks

Royer inks

Ayers inks

Royer inks

Stone inks

Neal Adams inks

Possibly Simon inks

Chic Stone inks

Giacoia inks

Possible Royer inks

Royer inks

Ayers inks

Royer inks

Giacoia inks

Colletta inks

Berry inks

Giacoia inks

Wood inks

Royer inks

Royer inks

Stone inks

Royer inks

Greg Theakston inks

Neal Adams inks

Wally Wood inks

Royer inks

Ayers inks

Royer inks

Giacoia partial inks

Ayers or Brodsky inks

All scans courtesy of the Grand Comics Database.

 

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Love the 100. Have 67 of them. What memories those images bring back. “LONG LIVE THE KINGS MEMORY”.

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  2. Great selections, thank you. But I’m lost. Thor #114. FF #60. Tales of Suspense #96, and any Super Adaptoid covers. And perhaps the greatest of them all….HULK #1.Not because they’re old. But because they’re stunning, vivid and tell the story in one image. Did I miss some of these. Cheers

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