Summer 2009 - 84 pages - Tabloid Format
Issue #53 spotlights THE MAGIC OF STAN & JACK, celebrating the timeless work of the duo who co-created the Marvel Universe! There’s a new interview with STAN LEE, conducted by JERRY BOYD, as “The Man” reminisces about working with JACK KIRBY from the 1940s through the 1960s. There’s also a walking tour of New York City, highlighting where both Lee & Kirby lived and worked from their first meeting in the Golden Age, through their time together at Marvel Comics in the 1960s. Plus, there’s a reevaluation of the “Lost” Fantastic Four #108 unused story (including a missing page that just surfaced, still in pencil), and a look at “What If Jack Hadn’t Left Marvel In 1970?” All this, plus Mark Evanier’s regular column about Jack, a luscious Kirby pencil art gallery, a complete Golden Age Kirby story, and more, behind a color Kirby cover inked by GEORGE PÉREZ! Edited by John Morrow.