The Marvel Age of Comics

From UNCANNY TALES #18, here’s a complete four-page story drawn by Vince Colletta channeling his best Wally Wood imitation.

Cover to TALES TO ASTONISH #90 by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta

Cover to TALES TO ASTONISH #90 by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta

Page from X-MEN #12 by Jack Kirby, Alex Toth and Vince Colletta.
Kirby’s border notes read:
BACK WITH X-MEN AND BIG PROF. HE CONTINUES—STEPFATHER WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL—HE REMAINED A BROKEN MAN UNTIL HE DIED MANY
LIGHT FLASHES INTO ROOM FROM OUTSIDE — A RAGGED BRILLIANT FLASHING WHICH MAKES (words obscured) X-MEN

Page from X-MEN #12 by Jack Kirby, Alex Toth and Vince Colletta.

Kirby’s border notes read:

BACK WITH X-MEN AND BIG PROF. HE CONTINUES—STEPFATHER WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL—HE REMAINED A BROKEN MAN UNTIL HE DIED MANY

LIGHT FLASHES INTO ROOM FROM OUTSIDE — A RAGGED BRILLIANT FLASHING WHICH MAKES (words obscured) X-MEN

Two pages from CAPTAIN AMERICA #173 by Sal Buscema and Vince Colletta. This was from te short period where, to save money, every issue would have two pages drawn on a single board as one page.
Sal’s border notes read:
CYKE SPOTS STEVE & SAM - HE MUST MAKE THIS LOOK GOOD
FIRES A BOLT
SAM DODGES & STEVE KEEPS COMING - CYKE MISSED ON PURPOSE OF COURSE
LINDA FLIPS CYKE
STEVE BELTS HIM BEFORE HE GETS UP - NOT FULL POWER
CYKE ACTS DAZED - FIRES SHOT WILD, BUT—
—TELEGRAPHED ENOUGH TO STEVE COULD SAVE LINDA—

Two pages from CAPTAIN AMERICA #173 by Sal Buscema and Vince Colletta. This was from te short period where, to save money, every issue would have two pages drawn on a single board as one page.

Sal’s border notes read:

CYKE SPOTS STEVE & SAM - HE MUST MAKE THIS LOOK GOOD

FIRES A BOLT

SAM DODGES & STEVE KEEPS COMING - CYKE MISSED ON PURPOSE OF COURSE

LINDA FLIPS CYKE

STEVE BELTS HIM BEFORE HE GETS UP - NOT FULL POWER

CYKE ACTS DAZED - FIRES SHOT WILD, BUT—

—TELEGRAPHED ENOUGH TO STEVE COULD SAVE LINDA—

Page from CAPTAIN AMERICA #151 by Sal Buscema and Vince Colletta

Page from CAPTAIN AMERICA #151 by Sal Buscema and Vince Colletta

Page from DAREDEVIL #114 by Bob Brown and Vince Colletta

Page from DAREDEVIL #114 by Bob Brown and Vince Colletta

Page from THOR #163 by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta
A few of Kirby’s border notes remain:
THEN YOU WILL HAVE TO CHANGE YOUR WAYS
THE FIGHT OUT OF YOU
BEAM FROM GADGET

Page from THOR #163 by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta

A few of Kirby’s border notes remain:

THEN YOU WILL HAVE TO CHANGE YOUR WAYS

THE FIGHT OUT OF YOU

BEAM FROM GADGET

Page from THOR #153 by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta
A few fragments of Kirby’s border notes remain:
CHANGED
AS LOKI
IS THIS STICK WHAT YOU’RE
SIF GOES AT LOKI TO DEFEND OUTCLASSED

Page from THOR #153 by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta

A few fragments of Kirby’s border notes remain:

CHANGED

AS LOKI

IS THIS STICK WHAT YOU’RE

SIF GOES AT LOKI TO DEFEND OUTCLASSED

Cover to THOR #132 by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta

Cover to THOR #132 by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta

Page from the Thor story in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #123 by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta.
Some of Kirby’s border notes remain:
MEANWHILE IN JUNGLE VILLAGERS CLOSE GATES IN PANIC - JUNGLE DEMON IS COMING!
GREAT TIMBERS GIVE WAY BEFORE THUNDEROUS BLOWS

Page from the Thor story in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #123 by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta.

Some of Kirby’s border notes remain:

MEANWHILE IN JUNGLE VILLAGERS CLOSE GATES IN PANIC - JUNGLE DEMON IS COMING!

GREAT TIMBERS GIVE WAY BEFORE THUNDEROUS BLOWS