Fantastic Four #29
Issue(s): Fantastic Four #29
Kirby uses a rendered photo as a background image for one panel. It's kind of cool, i guess, but it's really jarring in relation to the rest of the book. This is the first time i've seen him do this but it'll start popping up more.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Collectors' Item Classics #21
Inbound References (3): showAlicia Masters, Human Torch, Igor (Super Ape), Invisible Woman, Mikhlo (Super Ape), Mr. Fantastic, Peator (Super Ape), Red Ghost, Thing, Uatu the Watcher
Kirby's use of photo backgrounds made a huge hit at the time. This particular photo didn't reproduce at all well in my Marvel Masterworks reprint. There, it's almost completely black. Standard comic book printing methods in the mid-60s weren't much better, but readers still loved the photos, especially on the covers where the reproduction was a little better.
Posted by: James Holt | August 16, 2016 11:40 PM
The use of drone aircraft for spying and attack purposes might seem like a relatively modern 21st century innovation, but one is featured prominently in this 1964 FF story by Kirby & Lee. (It Started on Yancy Street!)
This Wiki article traces them all the way back to 1849 (balloon bombs) and World War I (timed aerial torpedoes and pilotless aerial combat vehicles). The first scaled & remote-piloted vehicle is credited to an English TV star and model airplane hobbyist, in 1935.
Posted by: Holt | October 27, 2017 8:14 AM
Dead Wiki link - should be https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unmanned_aerial_vehicle#History - I probably forgot to include a quotation mark.
Posted by: Holt | October 27, 2017 8:17 AM
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