Jack Kirby's family has lost
what may the key round of its legal battle to win ownership of all Marvel Comics' most important characters. A judge has ruled Kirby always drew on a work-for-hire basis, and therefore never owned characters like Iron Man, The X-Men, The Fantastic Four, The Hulk, Thor and The Avengers in the first place. Fans of Marvel's most important founding artist are angry
, and one big name comics artist proposes a boycott
of Marvel comics and movies alike.
posted by Paul Slade
on Aug 2, 2011 -
Four Color Process
is a blog which reposts magnified details from old comic book panels. The images become semi-abstract and very striking (and surprisingly non-Lichtensteinian). Some favorites: Ruined City
, Steranko's Strange Tales
, Swirl Lamp
, Kirby's Silver Surfer
, Novelty Magic
, Ditko's Dr. Strange
, Man at Conference Table
, Homo Comicus
, Easy to Do
and finally a comparison of contemporary printing with the old four color process
. [via The Front Section]
posted by Kattullus
on Jan 3, 2011 -
The Jack Kirby Museum
opened yesterday on what would have been Kirby's 88th birthday. While just an online museum at this point, it promises to be a great resource for learning about the life
Jack "The King"
Kirby made to comic book culture. Largely under-credited for his role
in co-creating many of Marvel's characters during the Silver Age of comics, his career spanned over 50 years.
Largely from The Jack Kirby Weblog, natch!
posted by jpburns
on Aug 29, 2005 -
Kirby is god!
Tomorrow would have been Jack Kirby's 86th birthday. A creator (or co-creator) of such characters as the Hulk, Captain America, Thor, The X-Men, The Fantastic Four, and numerous others, Kirby gets a warm remembrance
from Elvis Mitchell (with lots of references to Michael Chabon's "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay," which was dedicated to Kirby) in the NY Times (Reg. required)
. A lot of american popular culture was generated by this man in his 50 year career, and it's nice to see him finally get some recognition, especially when someone like Stan Lee tends to hog the spotlight, claiming creator's rights.
posted by jpburns
on Aug 27, 2003 -