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Let's get smashed!

"Smashing...Live! was a live, orchestrated performance by the New Japan Philharmonic of many of the songs from the game Super Smash Bros. Melee. Unlike most other video game soundtracks, which are essentially recordings of game music, all of the pieces for Smashing...Live! are completely re-arranged and fully orchestrated." [SLYPlaylist] [more inside]
posted by Servo5678 on Apr 26, 2014 - 4 comments

Kirby's CIA Connection

How Jack Kirby helped the CIA rescue diplomats in 1979 [more inside]
posted by wittgenstein on Jul 16, 2012 - 13 comments

On The Avengers and Creator's Rights

So The Avengers is a very successful movie. This has lead many comics fans to express their concern over the treatment of original creators in the industry, specifically of Jack Kirby. Creators' Rights controversy is nothing new, and there remains to this day ample reason to question the business dealings of The Big Two when it comes to how they compensate the men and women who work for/with them. Alan Moore has been and continues to be the victim of numerous shady deals at the hands of DC comics. But no one, with the possible exception of Seigel and Shuster, has suffered more than Jack "King" Kirby. [more inside]
posted by shmegegge on May 23, 2012 - 106 comments

The Inquisition of Mr. Marvel

On the (surprisingly complicated) legacy of Stan Lee (previously, previously)
posted by Joe in Australia on May 20, 2012 - 22 comments

Tools>Filters>Galactus

Here is a Photoshop filter that can make Kirby dots.
posted by JHarris on Nov 30, 2011 - 19 comments

Kirby's family loses key round

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 - 81 comments

Five Cent Seurats

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, Ghouls, Swirl Lamp, Kirby's Silver Surfer, Romance, 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 - 21 comments

Darkseid IS!

Darkseid Minus New Gods, in the style of Garfield without Garfield (via)
posted by Artw on Jun 17, 2009 - 37 comments

Mobile Organism Designed Only for Knitting

Modok March Madness. via Drawn.
posted by signal on Mar 17, 2009 - 5 comments

I Accepted the Deadly Challenge of Zarkorr!

38 unreprinted Jack Kirby monster stories. [more inside]
posted by freem on Nov 11, 2007 - 11 comments

HOMOPHONI

HOMOPHONI
posted by hama7 on Oct 7, 2007 - 37 comments

2001: An Adapted Odyssey

Scans from Jack Kirby's comic book adaptation of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Here are some scans of his sketches as well. You can read more about the adaptation here and here. (via)
posted by fallenposters on Jun 22, 2007 - 52 comments

The Caretaker

The Caretaker
posted by hama7 on Jan 24, 2007 - 16 comments

Kirby Puckett, RIP

Kirby Puckett has died at the age of 44 after suffering a stroke.
posted by billysumday on Mar 6, 2006 - 99 comments

Kirby is god!

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 and contributions 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 - 23 comments

Kirby is god!

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 - 21 comments

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