Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Klaus Kinski as Galactus

When Klaus Kinski died in 1991 I remember my first thought was - "He'll never play Galactus now". Kinski already looks like Kirby has drawn him and he just seemed so perfect to be the onscreen Galactus, his features, his intensity. I just always look at Klaus Kinski and think Galactus. Maybe it's just me.

As it turned out, the first time we got a Galactus story in the 2007 movie Fantastic Four : Rise of the Silver Surfer, too late for Klaus, so he was portrayed as a bit of cloud and a shadow. Great. Today I decided to redress the balance and took the Kirby pencils from this classic Jack Kirby splash page -

Fantastic Four #75 page 4
Found a nice image of Klaus in his prime-

Klaus Kinski
I added Klaus' face to the Kirby pencils in photoshop, then digitally inked and coloured the whole thing to make a poster-



So finally Klaus gets to play Galactus, sort of.....






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