Wednesday, August 28, 2013

96 YEARS AGO TODAY: the most important birth in comics' history!

   The Hero Initiative is a charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need. The Hero Initiative has recruited more than 40 artists to celebrate Jack Kirby's birthday by drawing a “birthday card to Jack.” The drawings will be featured at ComicArtFans.com, and they will be auctioned to benefit Hero Initiative at a later date.

   Or you can simply donate in Kirby's name via the PayPal link at http://www.heroinitiative.org/. Please type in “Kirby4Heroes” in the special instructions box. 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

"Although a rare and potent blend of horror and heroics, THE DEMON failed to build as other Kirby creations had, and perished after sixteen issues." - THE COMIC BOOK HEROES (1985)



In 1989's THE COMIC BOOK IN AMERICA by Mike Benton THE DEMON is mentioned once, as one of Kirby's Fourth World books.



In the 256 page DC COMICS: SIXTY YEARS OF THE WORLD'S FAVORITE COMIC BOOK HEROES by Les Daniels, the Demon is mentioned once and only because of his appearance in the Bissette-rendered panel from the 1985 SWAMP THING ANNUAL #2 that illustrates the Swamp Thing's chapter.