Kalibak Mini-Comic Artwork (Page 3)





Kenner provided consumers with additional value via inclusion of small comic book, dubbed mini-comics, with each Super Powers action figure sold in 1st and 2nd series packaging. The mini-comics also afforded Kenner an additional advertising mechanism by featuring other characters and vehicles in each story. While Kenner focused on development and production of the toys themselves, D.C. Comics' artists/inkers provided the packaging and mini-comic artwork.

The original artwork featured in this entry pertains to page 3 of the Kalibak mini-comic. These two panels show Dr. Fate under siege from the evil Kalibak. Notice a correction was made on the "flaming arrows" text as evidenced by the notation made on the outer edge of the illustration board. While the penciller's identity is not certain, the inker is none other than Greg Theakston. Theakston garners notoriety from Super Powers fans for his inks over Jack Kirby pencils in the second D.C. Comics Super Powers mini-series.

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