Friday, July 25, 2014

Sazzik the Sorcerer-Jack Kirby/Dick Ayers-1962

Some really nice Kirby/Ayers art on this tale that oddly parallels the attack on the comic industry from a  decade earlier...up to a point anyway. And the boogie man here is television, not comic books. 


  1. Kirby (né Jacob Kurtzberg) probably knew the original meaning of the Yiddish “gunsel”, before naïve audiences misconstrued Spade's use of it in The Maltese Falcon (1941). Hence, the poster in the background of 2:1 may have been a bit of a joke.

  2. Sounds Jack re-used this Doctor Dooms origin-the evil Gypsy part

  3. Interesting that Grumm is misspelled as Grimm in the final panel: was Fantastic Four on Jack's (or Stan Lee's) mind when this story was scripted?