The Festival Of The Krackling Man
Jack Kirby Special 5
Today a longer story and a pretty important one. In the opinion of some this is the first real appearance of Kirby Kackle and I am one of them. I think Kirby had seen some pictures of solor flares and used those as a graphic shorthand to show flames against a black sky. This later evolved into his way of depecting all sorts of energy, first in space later anywhere. The cover, by another artist, shows how inventive Kirby's way of representing this burning man was.
From House of Mystery #84: