Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Yellow Claw-Jack Kirby/John Severin-1957

Clearly a Fu Manchu type, it's possible that the Yellow Claw was also somewhat inspired by The Claw, Lev Gleason's mega villain of the forties who fought Daredevil and the Silver Streak but also maintained his own series within their title. In later years, he was adapted as a S.H.I.E.L.D. villain. The art here is by two who would also go on to be associated with S.H.I.E.L.D.--Kirby and Severin.  


  1. Yeah. Granted that Sleepy Eyes could have induced the Yellow Claw to surrender; and granted that people were injured walking into things and off things; and granted too that the populace of Central City later felt grossly violated. Still, it was worth to prank the Yellow Claw!

    One good thing about these stories was their having an Asian hero, Jimmy Woo.

  2. I've seen this in your blog archives before, but seeing it again, I've got to say how amazing this combination looks. The 'A Tank Has No Mercy' combination of Kirby/Ditko from around that time is amazing, too. The art in both really does jump off the page.