Jack Kirby actually first turned down Vic but then upon finding Carrabotta's pregnant wife in the lobby as he was seeing Carrobotta out, gave the struggling artist a break:
Jack was very nice. I was just a kid back then, only 21. As he walked me out, I said, "By the way, this is my wife, Connie." Connie stands up and Jack does a double-take up and down because she's pregnant…. He said, "Sit here a minute, I need to go back to my office." He writes a note and seals it, and tells me to go back to Stan with the note. … [Upon doing so,] Stan said, "Jack says you're a good artist." I said, "Oh, I don't know. Would you like to see my samples?" He says, "No, that's OK. Jack says you're a good artist. I'll tell you what," and he throws this script across the desk. He says, "I this want this back in a week."