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Comic Book Questions Answered #2

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Comic Book Questions Answered #2

If you have a nagging comic book question that you’d like to know the answer (or at least AN answer) to, just ask me, and I’ll see if I can’t answer it (and if I can’t, then hopefully I can find an expert on the subject who CAN). Sounds cool, right? Remember my e-mail contact info here. This second question concerns Jack Kirby.


Some time ago, a reader (I have lost the name, to be frank) asked me a question about how fast Jack Kirby drew. We have heard so many stories about how fast Kirby was, but how many pages did he actually draw a day? The one I heard the most often was about three pages a day, which is a remarkably high amount of pages.

To find out for sure, I went to everyone’s favorite Jack Kirby expert, Mark Evanier, and here’s what he had to say:

Jack often did more than three a day. During the 1963-1967 period, he often did five or six a day. His 1970 deal with DC required fifteen a week and he sometimes did twenty.

I’ll have an article in an upcoming JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR that will deal with this in more detail.

Isn’t that amazing?

Thanks, Mark! Be sure, folks, to check out the Jack Kirby Collector from TwoMorrows!

Okay, in a new twist that I will try out in the future occasionally, too, I will print here a question that I think someone out there might know the answer to.

Here is the question, courtesy of Tomer Soiker:

This page was published in an Israeli
I frequent. It was a review about 1982 anti-war propaganda, in which
the dialogue of a comic strip was changed so it could fit the cause. The author of the review tried to find the original source for this page, but failed.

So I took on myself the mission to do so:

Any help will be useful.

(Click on the image to enlarge)

Here is the translation of the page:

Can anyone help us out with this?


And remember, folks, please feel feel free to send in any more questions you have wanted an answer to! Last week, I received a bunch of interesting questions, and I’d love to receive even more!

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