Wednesday, January 29, 2014

WHY IS CAPTAIN AMERICA'S SHIELD ROUND?

To find out read 
THE SECRET HISTORY OF MARVEL COMICS: JACK KIRBY AND THE MOONLIGHTING ARTISTS AT MARTIN GOODMAN'S EMPIRE by Blake Bell and Dr. Michael J. Vassallo

Saturday, January 25, 2014

I'm surprised Jack Kirby didn't create THE WALKING DEAD.

Kirby's genius was converting pop culture into comic book gold. He created an entire series based on a popular Science Fiction movie he had never even seen. He was inspired by the Depression Era pulp sensation Doc Savage to create two series, one in the 1950s and one in the 1960s. When he noticed in the 1940s that women were buying true romance magazines Kirby created the romance comics genre. He even had Captain America punch Hitler before America entered World War II.
Halloween 1968 the movie that was the template for THE WALKING DEAD comic, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD was in the theaters. Fortunately for Robert Kirkman Kirby must have been too busy creating his Fourth World mythology while simultaneously free-lancing at Marvel to notice.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Only a Kirby Scholar would know where this quote of his is from!

 
"In time we become our own monster. There will be things you will be ashamed of, and yet you’ve done it. And it’s on you like a scab. You suffer a little, you get humiliated a little, you see people die, and I’ve seen plenty of people die. In seeing them die, you see yourself die. It’s a strange experience, seeing it, and participating in it is very strange. There were times when I felt just great. It was almost like having sex. "

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Here is the MARVEL'S GREATEST COMICS #56 Frankenpage that begins with the last two panels of the FANTASTIC FOUR #74 page featured in yesterday's post.

Friday, January 10, 2014

A BROAD SUBJECT DESERVES TWO DAYS

If you know the name of the Kirby-kreated team depicted in this triptych, on a Kirby Konnoisseur scale of 1 to 10 you are an 8!