Page from FANTASTIC FOUR #40 by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta
Kirby’s border notes read:
ROCKS INCREASE UNTIL THEY FAIRLY CRUSH THING
HE BATTERS HIS WAY OUT AS ROCKS REBOUND ON DOOM
BEN HURLS GIANT ROCK WHICH SMASHES BOMB AND TIMING MECHANISM SET BY DOOM
Cover to CAPTAIN MARVEL #14 by Frank Springer and Vince Colletta
Splash page from TEEN-AGE ROMANCES #84 by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta
Here’s the same Jack Kirby page from THOR #152 inked by Vince Colletta.
Comparing the two, you can see how Colletta simplified the skyline in the background
Splash page to the Sub-Mariner story in TALES TO ASTONISH #75 by Gene Colan and Vince Colletta.
Colan was at this point using the pseudonym Adam Austin so that his DC editors wouldn’t realize that he was moonlighting at Marvel.
A page from the Thor story in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #123 by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta.
Some of Kirby’s border notes remain:
LOKI GRABS SCEPTER—HE YELLS-AT LAST—I’M KING! THOR AND WARRIORS OVERCOME WITH GRIEF
LOKI SAYS-I COMMAND NOW! KNEEL IN ALLEGIANCE! ABS. MAN BACK TO NORMAL—EYES SCEPTER
HE GRABS IT—LOKI HANGS ON
Some rough inking on this page from Vinnie. And it looks like there was another figure in Panel 1 to Thor’s right that was erased rather than inked.
Splash page to FANTASTIC FOUR #42 by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta.
Some border notes remain legible:
ACTION TAKES PLACE IN FRIGHTFUL FOUR
THING—THE MOST POWERFUL (words obscured) IS UNDER INFLUENCE OF FRIGHTFUL FOUR AS HE ADVANCES UNDER URGING TO DESTROY THE GREATER SYMBOL OF GOODNESS, PURITY, VIRTUE AND EPITOME OF AMERICAN WHOLESOME
A page from THOR #167 by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta.
A few bits of Kirby’s border notes remain:
NEVER BEEN SEEN BY IMMORTAL OR MAN
ANOTHER SHOW OUTLANDISH
MAY BE PLACES
A page from X-MEN #39 by Don Heck and Vince Colletta
A page from THOR #141 by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta.
Almost all of Kirby’s border notes remain:
THOR IS ALMOST BRAINED BY SPEED AND FORCE OF THROWN CORNICE.
HE SPOTS REPLICUS BELOW AND HURLS HIMSELF LIKE A MISSILE WITH DEADLY ACCURACY AT OPPONENT—ROCKING HIM
THOR PUTS STRENGTH BEHIND BLOW—FOR FIRST TIME REPLICUS MEETS FORCE EQUAL TO HIS. HE’S HURLED TO STREET BELOW
THOR FOLLOWS UP WITH HAMMER TO STUN AND DISARM HIS ADVERSARY