Variant Gallery: Marvel’s Kirby Monster variants

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Jack Kirby created some of the most fantastic comic book monsters in history.
I’ve been collecting the released Kirby Monster Variant images as they’ve been coming out.
Check out the gallery of tributes featuring some of the top artists of today showing off Kirby classics.

Marvel’s October variants paying tribute to Kirby’s monster creations! (These will run you about $8 each or less)

DOCTOR STRANGE #1 (Awesome Android (Fantastic Four 15) by Erica Henderson)
DOCTOR STRANGE #1 (Awesome Android (Fantastic Four 15) by Erica Henderson)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2 (Infant Terrible (Fantastic Four 24) by Paolo Rivera)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2 Infant Terrible (Fantastic Four 24) by Paolo Rivera)
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 (Groot (Tales to Astonish 13) by Mike Allred)
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 Groot (Tales to Astonish 13) by Mike Allred)
UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 (Mangog (Thor 154) by Geoff Darrow)
UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 Mangog (Thor 154) by Geoff Darrow)
GROOT #5 (Quonian (Fantastic Four 97) by Christian Ward)
GROOT #5 (Quonian (Fantastic Four 97) by Christian Ward)
CIVIL WAR #5 (Lo-Karr, Bringer of Doom (Journey Into Mystery 75) by John Cassaday)
CIVIL WAR #5 (Lo-Karr, Bringer of Doom (Journey Into Mystery 75) by John Cassaday)
ANT-MAN #1 (Scarlet Beetle (Tales to Astonish 39) by Tradd Moore)
ANT-MAN #1 (Scarlet Beetle (Tales to Astonish 39) by Tradd Moore)
KARNAK #1 (Rommbu (Tales to Astonish 19) by Eric Powell)
KARNAK #1 (Rommbu (Tales to Astonish 19) by Eric Powell)
Spider-Man 2099 #2 featuring The Crawling Creature (from Tales to Astonish #22). Cover by Marguerite Sauvage
Spider-Man 2099 #2 featuring The Crawling Creature (from Tales to Astonish #22). Cover by Marguerite Sauvage
All-New Hawkeye #1 featuring Elektro (from Tales of Suspense #13). Cover by Jeff Lemire
All-New Hawkeye #1 featuring Elektro (from Tales of Suspense #13). Cover by Jeff Lemire
Captain America White #3 featuring Jinni Demon (from Thor #137). Cover by Glenn Fabry
Captain America White #3 featuring Jinni Demon (from Thor #137). Cover by Glenn Fabry
All-New, All-Different Avengers #0 featuring Devil Dinosaur (from Devil Dinosaur #1). Cover by David Marquez
All-New, All-Different Avengers #0 featuring Devil Dinosaur (from Devil Dinosaur #1). Cover by David Marquez
S.H.I.E.L.D. #11 featuring Poker Face (from Strange Tales of the Unusual #7). Cover by James Stokoe
S.H.I.E.L.D. #11 featuring Poker Face (from Strange Tales of the Unusual #7). Cover by James Stokoe
Invincible Iron Man #2 by Walt Simonson
Invincible Iron Man #2 by Walt Simonson
A-Force #5 by Chris Samnee (featuring Ulvar)
A-Force #5 by Chris Samnee (featuring Ulvar)
House of M #4 by Dave Johnson (featuring Kraa the Unhuman)
House of M #4 by Dave Johnson (featuring Kraa the Unhuman)
Ms. Marvel #19 featuring Wrecker’s Robot (from Fantastic Four #12). Cover by Cliff Chiang
Ms. Marvel #19 featuring Wrecker’s Robot (from Fantastic Four #12). Cover by Cliff Chiang
Extraordinary X-Men #2 featuring Yeti (from Black Panther #5). Cover by Phil Noto
Extraordinary X-Men #2 featuring Yeti (from Black Panther #5). Cover by Phil Noto
Contest of Champions #1 by Dan Brereton
Contest of Champions #1 by Dan Brereton
Spider-Gwen #1 by Francesco Francavilla
Spider-Gwen #1 by Francesco Francavilla
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 by Chris Bachalo
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 by Chris Bachalo
Sam Wilson, Captain America #2 by Tony Moore
Sam Wilson, Captain America #2 by Tony Moore
All New All Different Point One #1 by Paul Pope
All New All Different Point One #1 by Paul Pope

4 thoughts on “Variant Gallery: Marvel’s Kirby Monster variants”

  1. Agrees: wow!!! Make me think of the bronze runs of Monsters of The prowl and Where monsters dwell with a modern touch. I like! I think Karnak and A-force are my favs.

  2. The only monster I can’t identify is the one that isn’t on the lists of these variants: All-New X-Men #1C by Jack Kirby. Anyone recognize him?

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