Splash pages, you gotta' love 'em. A blank canvas where the artist can hit the reader with a large dose of illustrated 'wow'. This Friday, my favourite splash page - ever; Kamandi #1 page 2-3 by Jack Kirby.
Trust me - you really need to click to enlarge this one. One of the best pieces of art I know of, with how Kirby nailed the clouds, the 'Kirby dots' in the water and setting the post-apocalyptic scene, I can only imagine what it was like to turn the page and see this spread when Kamandi #1 first hit the stands.
I got a hint this Christmas when my Mum knowing how much I am hooked on Kirby's style, brought me KIRBY: King of Comics. Not only is it the best comic related book I've stumbled across, this double-page splash is featured within it's mass of character sketches, unpublished material and articles at a massive jaw-dropping size.
If you haven't yet read this book or brought it for yourself, you can snatch it off Amazon here.