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Jack Kirby Double-Page Spreads
November 28, 2012 10:42 AM   Subscribe

Jack Kirby Double-Page Spreads. A flickr set of double-splash-page spreads by the King of Comics.
posted by marxchivist (28 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite

 
The King stay The King!
posted by Artw at 10:45 AM on November 28, 2012


In his combination of greatness and prolificity, Kirby always reminds me of Mozart.

A Mozart throwing a foreshortened fist at my face.
posted by Egg Shen at 10:48 AM on November 28, 2012 [11 favorites]


Thanks for posting this, it's amazing.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 10:54 AM on November 28, 2012


Great stuff.

As an aside, every line in this spread is pure gold.

I -- I am frightened! FRIGHTENED!

Keep your cool! Keep your mind FREE FOR ACTION!

There is no need to be wary of DOUGHBOY!

posted by brain_drain at 11:08 AM on November 28, 2012 [4 favorites]


Watch these in slideshow mode while listening to your favorite Led Zeppelin tune. It will take you back.
posted by Rashomon at 11:09 AM on November 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


Man, awesome. I do kind of wish they were in black and white, though. I like my Kirby stark.
posted by COBRA! at 11:16 AM on November 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


What eye candy!
posted by Catblack at 11:17 AM on November 28, 2012


SPNNG! SPLOK! SPEEOOWW!
posted by Devils Rancher at 11:20 AM on November 28, 2012


King.
posted by themadthinker at 11:23 AM on November 28, 2012


Good link. Will trawl through the collection later.
posted by CBrachyrhynchos at 11:49 AM on November 28, 2012


What - is it walk on water day on Metafilter?

Thanks for posting.
posted by not_that_epiphanius at 12:47 PM on November 28, 2012


So.. awesome. Thank you.
posted by lumpenprole at 1:05 PM on November 28, 2012


If and when aliens land and attempt to take over the planet, I suspect my first reaction will be, "No molten black dots shifting about in a coruscating splash of mysterious cosmic energy? This is obviously a fake." Because in my head, all future realities are drawn by Jack Kirby.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 1:20 PM on November 28, 2012 [7 favorites]


If and when aliens land and attempt to take over the planet, I suspect my first reaction will be, "No molten black dots shifting about in a coruscating splash of mysterious cosmic energy? This is obviously a fake." Because in my head, all future realities are drawn by Jack Kirby.

I feel the same way about other end-of-the-world predictions. Armageddon? Pft. How can they really be super-human mystical beings if they're not wearing massive helmets encrusted with mysterious do-hickeys?
posted by CBrachyrhynchos at 1:26 PM on November 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I like my Kirby stark.

Kirby stark makes you feel
He's the comix shark with the pen of steel

But Stan Lee a thesaurus chose
He writes and writes with purple prose
 
posted by Herodios at 1:34 PM on November 28, 2012 [7 favorites]


So great.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 1:36 PM on November 28, 2012


But Stan Lee a thesaurus chose
He writes and writes with purple prose


Well, I love the Kirby writing style, but...
posted by Artw at 1:37 PM on November 28, 2012


My god, it's full of Kirby Dots!
posted by JHarris at 1:42 PM on November 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


Nice, but you're only getting part of the total effect here. Kirby's typical approach was to start off the issue with a first-page full-page spread that was in itself the sort of striking, stunning image that most artists, past and present, would be happy to pull of once or twice in their careers, never mind every month, with the bold colors alternating with the heavy blacks and the semi-abstract shapes and the depth... and then you'd turn the page and BAM, the double-page spread would hit you between the eyes. It was the Kirby one-two punch, and even though you'd sort of expect it he'd still knock you over with it almost every time.
posted by Halloween Jack at 1:50 PM on November 28, 2012 [6 favorites]


Anyone else disappointed by Argo's lack of crazy-ass Kirby art?
posted by Artw at 1:57 PM on November 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


Me, Artw.

I was very disappointed in that.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 1:58 PM on November 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Energy dots!
posted by doctornemo at 2:45 PM on November 28, 2012


Maybe they'll license Kirby's art to use for the DVD packaging...

Also, if I could buy an device that would surround me with Kirby Dots all the time I would never turn the thing off.

Finally, there's a great homage to the King at the end of Supreme that has some double-page spread goodness.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 3:10 PM on November 28, 2012


I cut my teeth on King Kirby! Cool stuff!
posted by Nyrath at 3:26 PM on November 28, 2012


I love the famous fight scene spread from OMAC #2.

Page 1: OMAC is denied entry to the CITY OF THE SUPER RICH
Page 2-3: double page spread of OMAC punching his way through a dozen guards

As with so much Kirby art, you may find that your facial expression comes to resemble that of the airborne guard in the top left. You are now freaking out.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 6:27 PM on November 28, 2012 [4 favorites]


Oh my god, it's full of Kirbydots.
posted by Mezentian at 2:44 AM on November 29, 2012


And THAT is why you should read the thread properly before posting.
Damnit.

Dare I abuse the edit window?
Do I have the right?

I do not.
posted by Mezentian at 2:47 AM on November 29, 2012


Arishem the Judge turns his thumb down.
posted by Artw at 7:06 AM on November 29, 2012


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