Warfront, no. 28

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Warfront, no. 28

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The cover of this war comic was drawn by Jack Kirby, one of the most celebrated comic book artists of the twentieth century. With its striking composition and sense of motion, the illustration demonstrates what would make Kirby a remarkable superhero artist. Even in a single illustration, there is a dynamic sense of motion and narrative. In his study of Kirby, Charles Hatfield provides some context that applies to this representation of warfare: "Starting in the late thirties and persisting to the late seventies, Kirby produced comic book work on a monthly basis, with but one significant interruption: his time as an infantryman during World War II. He was to carry this war experience around with him for the rest of his life, often telling war stories full of odd, unassuming details and spiced with a generous sense of the absurd" (13). (Reference: Charles Hatfield, Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2011.)

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“Warfront, no. 28,” Cary Graphic Arts Collection at RIT Libraries, accessed December 13, 2019, https://cary.omeka.net/items/show/299.