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.


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Kirby's Fourth World got more than a quarter of the votes for favorite Kirby creation in the First Daily Kirby Poll.


The Fourth World comic that the got the most votes for single favorite Kirby comic was MISTER MIRACLE #9.


The growing-hair-as-a-sign-of-rebellion revelation surely resonated with readers in the summer of 1972.

Monday, August 5, 2013

FANTASTIC FOUR #48 came in second for the best single issue Kirby comic in the First Daily Kirby Poll.

Many of the people that voted for FF #48 also added that it was difficult to select just one comic. Other poll participants were unable to pick just one. FF #48 was a part of the run that employed the "soap opera" format of interlocking episodes. The first six and two-third pages of the issue concluded the previous issue's Inhuman storyline.
 

The Galactus "trilogy" didn't begin until the fifth panel of page seven.



Saturday, August 3, 2013

Thanks to all that took the time to answer the first Daily Kirby Poll.

More than 90% of you were born in the 1950s and discovered Kirby in the 1960s. Your ages ranged from 22 to 63 and averaged out to 53.
More than half of you said that the FANTASTIC FOUR was your favorite Kirby creation although when you add in the votes for the Marvel Universe and the "Ant-Man is my second favorite character, everyone else is my favorite" plus the solo votes that he got, THE THING won by a landslide.
The single issue that got the most votes was 
FANTASTIC FOUR #51.
Stan's hyperbole has become reality.

Friday, August 2, 2013

FIRST KIRBY FLASH POLL:

What year did you discover Kirby?
How old are you?

What is your favorite Kirby comic (single issue)?

What is your favorite Kirby creation or cocreation?
(All responses will be kept confidential.)