A page of Jack Kirby’s original pencils from Super Powers vol II #6 (Feb 1986) recently appeared on ebay. The auction for the original pencils for Page 18 fetched $911! The page had a four-panel design, one of which featured Firestorm! Check out the panel below (Firestorm is on the far right)!
Now here is the surprising bit… when that particular panel appeared within the final comic, Firestorm had disappeared! See the final panel below.
How utterly disappointing to find Kirby’s version of the Nuclear Man on the cutting room floor. Not sure if inker Greg Theakston chose to cut Firestorm, or if someone else made the call. Either way, it’s a shame we lost a drawing of Firestorm by the King himself!
Below you’ll find the cover to Super Powers vol II #6 by Jack Kirby and Greg Theakston!
Support Firestorm (and Jack Kirby)! Fan the flame!