Jack Kirby


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H R Giger's Art




Kirby - Giger - Ancient Astronauts theory Timeline 

1957  
Jack Kirby drew "The Great Stone Face" starting off the ancient astronaut theory for Black Cat Mystic comic

1958
Jack Kirby drew "The Face on Mars" for "Race for the Moon" comic, that appears almost like a sequel to the oddity of his "The Great Stone Face"

1965
Jack Kirby began to draw Dragon Man for in #35 of the Fantastic Four comic book series.

1968
Erich Von Daniken's Chariots of the Gods is published.

1970.
Jack Kirby starts Dream Machine which he would finish in 1975

1971.
Giger draws work 147
Jack Kirby draws the Deep Six's Leviathan for the December's #6 of The New Gods

1972
The Demon, Vol 1, no.3 is published featuring the Master Eye, an ancient idol 

1973
April.  The Demon, Vol 2, no.8,  is published featuring the Jason Blood's artifact collection illustration.

1974
Giger paints The Spell II referencing the Jason Blood's artifact collection from "The Demon" #8, April 1973

1975
Giger paints Passage Temple referencing the Jason Blood's artifact collection from "The Demon" #8, April 1973

1976.
Giger paints Necronom IV and IX

The Viking 1 probe photographs the "Face On Mars"

The Eternals comic book series is released:
  • July, # 1 features the giant in space vehicle statue for The Eternals
  • August, # 2 features the giant Celestial's space ship
  • November, #5 features the scene where a humanoid's hand is turned into a gnarled wooden stump 
1977 
The Eternals comic book series continues: 
  • January, #7 features a Celestial travelling around on a hover sledge and a row of Celestials in The Eternals similar to Giger's wheelchair babies
  • March , #9 features the flying serpent abover Olympia and the image appears to reference Giger's work 147 and perhaps shows a city similar in structure to part of the Occator Crater lights photographed on Ceres in 2015
  • July #13 features the Lemurian train bomb that references Giger's Necronom IX and work 147 and Dali's "Daddy Longlegs of the Evening - Hope!"
  • October, # 16 features the fire engine scene.
  • November, #17 features the fight with the character Dromedan in the story Sersi The Terrible.
Giger paints The Spell IV appearing to reference the illustration of the "Master Eye" idol from The Demon, Vol 1, no.3

1978
From February until October Giger works on Alien, using Kirby's flying serpent drawing as reference for The Derelict, and perhaps Celestial giants seated in vehicles as reference such as the giant statue in #1 and also the celestial on the hover sledge in #7 for the alien pilot known as The Space Jockey in Alien

July, Devil Dinosaur #4 is featuring Jack Kirby's sky demon that references Giger's Passage Temple Entrance.

Later in the year Giger paints Alien Monster IV referencing The Lemurian Train Bomb and the humanoid with the hand turned into a gnarled wooden stump

1979
Giger paints the giant Ugly spaceship inspired by the Celestials spaceship from #2 of The Eternals.

1980.
Giger starts the painting Anima Mia which he finishes in 1982, which references Kirby's Dream Machine.
Giger paints Biomechanic Mia (Egyptian Style) which references Kirby's Lemurian Train Bomb illustration

1984
Giger starts painting biomechanic landscape I (work 583) which references the fire
engine picture from The Eternals


Pages dealing with comparisons

1) Jack Kirby's comic book story "The Great Stone Face" (1957) predicts Von Daniken's Mayan Rocket Man


http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1978/07/jack-kirbys-comic-book-story-great.html



2) The Face on Mars,  "Race for the moon" #2, 1958

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1978/05/jack-kirby-and-face-on-mars.html

3)  "Saucer Jockey" term in "Saucer Man" in "Race for the Moon" #3, 1958, 

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1978/07/saucer-jockey-in-saucer-man-comic-book.html

4) Jack Kirby's The Living Totem (1961) as reference for the  HR Giger's Alien suit?


http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1979/11/alien-jack-kirbys-living-totem-as.html


5) HR Giger's The Spell IV references The Master Eye from "The Demon" #3, November 1972 ?


http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1977/07/gigers-spell-iv-references-master-eye.html

6) Details in "The Demon" #8 by Jack Kirby and HR Giger's Passage Temple ?

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1975/04/details-in-demon-by-jack-kirby-and.html


7. a) Details in "The Demon" #8 by Jack Kirby and HR Giger's The Spell II ?

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1974/01/hr-gigers-spell-ii-work-238.html


7. b) Idol from "The Demon" #8 by Jack Kirby references Wifredo Lam's La Noce


http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1974/01/hr-gigers-spell-ii-work-238.html#La%20Noce



http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/jack-kirbys-leviathan-like-beast-from.html
8.b) HR Giger's Necronom III references Kirby's The Deep Six's Leviathan from The New Gods ?
http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1978/08/necronom-iii-references-leviathan-from.html

8. c) Jack Kirby's Pakal Votan inspired space vehicle with the giant pilot statue references HR Giger's Necronom I & III?

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1976/07/jack-kirbys-pakal-votan-inspired-space.html
http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1976/07/jack-kirbys-pakal-votan-inspired-space.html

9) HR Giger's Space Jockey references Celestial on hover sledge in The Eternals #7 ?

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1977/01/space-jockey-references-celestial-on.html

10) HR Giger's Space Jockey design references anti-shock seat from Jack Kirby illustration for S.H.I.E.L.D.?

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1978/10/alien-space-jockey-design-references.html


11) Jack Kirby's Dream Machine referenced in HR Giger's Anima Mia ?

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1981/05/gigers-anima-mia-references-jack-kirbys.html


12) Jack Kirby's flying serpent with holes from Eternals #9 references HR Giger's work 147 ?


http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1977/03/jack-kirbys-flying-serpent-with-holes.html

12) Serpent from #9 of Jack Kirby's Eternals is referenced for the later stages of HR Giger's derelict design ? 


13)  Jack Kirby's illustration of Olympia from The Eternals #9 predicts the mysteries of Occator Crater Lights


http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/jack-kirbys-illustration-of-olympia.html


14) Jack Kirby references HR Giger's Landscape XXIX (1974) (work 249) in The Eternals #7, January 1977 ?

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1977/07/jack-kirby-references-gigers-landscape.html

15) Fire engine scene from The Eternals #16 referenced in HR Giger's Biomechanic Landscape I (work 583)?

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1984/07/gigers-biomechanic-landscape-i-1984.html


16. a) Jack Kirby's Lemurian train bomb from The Eternals references Giger's Necronom IX (1976) and Dali's "Daddy Longlegs of the Evening - Hope!'" (1940)

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1977/07/jack-kirbys-lemurian-train-bomb.html


16. b) Jack Kirby's Lemurian Train Bomb references Giger's Necronom IV?




16. c) Jack Kirby's Lemurian Train bomb references Felt Pen Drawing (work 147) by Giger


16. d)  HR Giger's Biomechanic Mia (Egyptian Style) references the Lemurian train bomb from Jack Kirby's The Eternals #16 , July 1977 ?

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1980/07/gigers-biomechanic-mia-egyptian-style.html

17 ) HR Giger's Alien Monster IV references twisted stump of wood hand image from Jack Kirby's The Eternals?


http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1978/07/gigers-alien-monster-iv-references.html


18) HR Giger's painting Ugly (1979) references the giant spaceship from The Eternals #2 (August 1976)?


http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1979/07/gigers-painting-ugly-1979-references.html


19) Drawing of sky demon for Devil Dinosaur #4 (1978) references details from HR Giger's Passage Temple Entrance (1975)?

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1978/07/jack-kirbys-drawing-of-sky-for-devil.html


20) HR Giger's Alien Monster IV references Dragon Man from Fantastic Four comic book series?

http://alienexplorations.blogspot.co.uk/1978/07/alien-monster-iv-as-jack-kirbys-dragon.html


21) Engineer imagery in Ridley Scott's Prometheus references Dromedan from Jack Kirby's The Eternals vol 2?





23) Visit Chris Knowles' blog secretsun.blogspot.co.uk for more exploration of Jack Kirby's work 
and listen to a radio interview with Knowles discussing Kirby's work at www.theothersideofmidnight.com

(N.B. Just because I've shown an interest in Chris Knowles' work, it doesn't mean that he would be in agreement with my findings)


http://secretsun.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Jack%20Kirby

2 comments:

  1. Sunday 10th July 2016
    Updated the Jack Kirby index page adding numerous additions relating to Jack Kirby, Giger and Alien, including the story he drew about an alien Saucer Jockey recovered from a flying saucer, which is interesting in terms of the use of the term Jockey and we have a giant alien body. I've also included a drawing from The Demon series, the Master Eye, elements of which have crept into Giger's The Spell IV, which is possible because another drawing later in the series appeared to have inspired elements of Passage Temple and The Spell II, and so I've been focusing on the Giger/Kirby interactions and trying to establish a timeline on the page.

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  2. Added pictures to the most of the links to show the Giger pictures which are being compared to the Kirby pictures etc. Will complete this shortly.

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