So sorry, I was aiming for that wagging tongue of yours!

Amusing story from Airboy Comics vol 4 # 9 (1947), by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Kirby’s aggressive and yet fluid brushwork fills the panels of this comic, which also features a series of aircraft rendered in flawless perspective. Although the flying machines bring to mind the work of Milton Caniff in Steve Canyon, they begin to have Kirby’s generalized bodies and a hint of the circuitry patterns that were to explode from the pages of Fantastic Four (in the 60s) and the New Gods (in the 70s).