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Pencils to a page from THOR #162 by Jack Kirby, alongside the finished printed page.
Kirby’s border notes read:
GUNS OF ENEMY UNLEASHED TO DESTROY PLANET — BUT FIRST THEY WILL DESTROY OBJECT
OBJECT SUDDENLY COMES APART — OPENS — AND STRANGE AWESOME BEING EMERGES
IT IS THE BIRTH OF GALACTUS — HE FEELS URGE FOR COSMIC ENERGY — WITH ONE SWIPE HE DESTROYS THE WHOLE ENEMY SPACE FLEET —

Pencils to a page from THOR #162 by Jack Kirby, alongside the finished printed page.

Kirby’s border notes read:

GUNS OF ENEMY UNLEASHED TO DESTROY PLANET — BUT FIRST THEY WILL DESTROY OBJECT

OBJECT SUDDENLY COMES APART — OPENS — AND STRANGE AWESOME BEING EMERGES

IT IS THE BIRTH OF GALACTUS — HE FEELS URGE FOR COSMIC ENERGY — WITH ONE SWIPE HE DESTROYS THE WHOLE ENEMY SPACE FLEET —

Splash page to THOR #168 by Jack Kirby and George Klein

Splash page to THOR #168 by Jack Kirby and George Klein

Splash page to the Tales of Asgard story in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #98 by Jack Kirby and Don Heck

Splash page to the Tales of Asgard story in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #98 by Jack Kirby and Don Heck

Jack Kirby’s pencils to the final page of the Inhumans story in THOR #147
Kirby’s border notes read:
HAND REACHES OUT — ROCKS SENTRY WITH ENERGY BLAST — VOICE SAYS ARE THE KREE AFRAID OF OUR GAINING POWER AS GREAT AS THEIRS?
SEE WHAT THE RAYS HAVE DONE FOR ME — THE POWER IN MY HANDS — OUR ENTIRE RACE WILL SOON HAVE IT —
SENTRY SAYS — BEWARE OF THIS POWER — WITH IT WILL COME CHANGE — YOUR PEOPLE WILL BE DIFFERENT FROM REST OF MAN
SENTRY LEAVES - NEVER TO RETURN — THE KREE HAVE FAILED WITH THIS RACE — THE REST OF MANKIND WILL FEAR AND SHUN THEM

Jack Kirby’s pencils to the final page of the Inhumans story in THOR #147

Kirby’s border notes read:

HAND REACHES OUT — ROCKS SENTRY WITH ENERGY BLAST — VOICE SAYS ARE THE KREE AFRAID OF OUR GAINING POWER AS GREAT AS THEIRS?

SEE WHAT THE RAYS HAVE DONE FOR ME — THE POWER IN MY HANDS — OUR ENTIRE RACE WILL SOON HAVE IT —

SENTRY SAYS — BEWARE OF THIS POWER — WITH IT WILL COME CHANGE — YOUR PEOPLE WILL BE DIFFERENT FROM REST OF MAN

SENTRY LEAVES - NEVER TO RETURN — THE KREE HAVE FAILED WITH THIS RACE — THE REST OF MANKIND WILL FEAR AND SHUN THEM

Splash page to the Inhumans story in THOR #148 by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott

Splash page to the Inhumans story in THOR #148 by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott

Page from the Thor story in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #94 by Joe Sinnott

Page from the Thor story in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #94 by Joe Sinnott

1966 Thor 45RPM record, one of four in this set of releases

1966 Thor 45RPM record, one of four in this set of releases

Cover to THOR #10 by Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti

Cover to THOR #10 by Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti

Cover to THOR #279 by Dave Cockrum and Joe Sinnott

Cover to THOR #279 by Dave Cockrum and Joe Sinnott

Page from THOR #180 by Neal Adams and Joe Sinnott

Page from THOR #180 by Neal Adams and Joe Sinnott