Fantastic Four #33: Kirby Kollage 4
Script: Smilin' Stan Lee
Art: Jolly Jack Kirby
Inks: Chucklin' Chic Stone
Lettering: Amiable Art Simek
Here, we see the difference between the internal printing and the cover printing seen last week. The detail of the collage is lost, requiring the fluorescent colour highlights to lend definition to the murky image. Being an underwater collage, at least the murkiness and the spot colours evoke what it's depicting, but that feels more by luck than design (not a phrase I would like to use often with Kirby!).
Unlike the earliest collages, which just ran with the idea of 'weird', this page has a clear design to it, utilising some great pictures of underwater life (although the giant prawn is a little suspect). Working within a clear design concept strengthens the collage at this stage, and it feels that following this issue, the collages are a lot more focused in what they are depicting.
Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #33 on our thirty-seventh episode: Yes, Mr Lister, Sir!