Sadly they didn't get all of the design right, as shown to us by Steve Ditko, but what's a little enhancement when you're making a costume up?
The results aren't that good, and if the image was designed to take credit away from Steve Ditko then it failed, and miserably. It would have been better if the artists who drew this didn't use such a recognisable image. And just in case anyone is still wondering about it's veracity, or rather lack of, then wonder no more. Here's all the proof you need.
|Bottom of page #183 of the Comic Book Makers by Joe Simon - don't worry about the text|
|Steve Ditko's illustration outlining the differences between Kriby and Ditko's Spider-Man - this is the ONLY image we have showing the Kirby costume.|
|Splash page of Tales To Astonish #51, courtesy of Bob Bailey.|
|Mix it all up and you have...a fake Kirby character!|