Sunday, 5 January 2014

Jack Kirby's Jacob And The Angel Statue

Back in 1989 "the King of Comics", Jack Kirby, teamed up with sculptor Glenn Kolleda to create a sculpture bringing his Jacob & the Angel illustration into 3 dimensions!

pic by Honey Manko

Released by Artnet*, in a limited edition of 2500 copies, it was created to accompany this classic Kirby screen print:

Image found at Cap'n's Comics








all photos by Honey Manko
On the reverse it was numbered out of 2500, this one being #128 & featured the distinctive signature of Jack Kirby.






all photos by Honey Manko

The statue came with accompanying documentation and certificate of authenticity which speak for themselves, see below.



For the sake of completion we also present a photocopy of a feature on this release from the Comic Buyers Guide Nov 10th 1989 & Ray Wyman's original press release.





Hail To The King!

*Artnet's Ray Wyman was a staunch supporter of Kirby & in 1992 wrote 'The Art Of Jack Kirby' for Blue Rose Press.


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