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When Jack Kirby did the comic-book for the Black Hole movie (video).

August 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
When Jack Kirby did the comic-book for the Black Hole movie (video).

Jack Kirby was the chap that stepped forward to produce the comic-book for the classic Disney film that tried to cash in on the original Star Wars SF movie craze – The Black Hole. What do you get when the master of the comic-book art form meets some classic 80s science fiction schlock? Ed and […]

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The Galactus Trilogy: a comic-book retrospective (video).

April 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Galactus Trilogy: a comic-book retrospective (video).

Ed and Jim sit down for a deep dive into The Galactus Trilogy – the 1966 Marvel three-issue comic-book tale that appeared in Fantastic Four #48-50. Written, plotted and drawn by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, it introduced the characters Galactus and the Silver Surfer for the very first time. Jack Kirby said of it, […]

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Jack Kirby, King of Comics? The Neil Gaiman and Jonathan Ross panel (video).

March 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby, King of Comics? The Neil Gaiman and Jonathan Ross panel (video).

In this hour-long video panel from WonderCon, Kirby-uber fan-boys Neil Gaiman and Jonathan Ross chat about the works and legacy of the King – nay, Emperor – of the comic-book world, Jack Kirby. In 1940, Jack and Joe Simon created Captain America for Timely Comics, the early predecessor of Marvel Comics, and later went on […]

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The Simon And Kirby Library: Crime by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (graphic novel review).

March 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Simon And Kirby Library: Crime by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (graphic novel review).

‘The Simon And Kirby Library: Crime’ is another fine volume in the Titan books series collecting old works by these stars of Golden Age comics. Most readers will be more familiar with Kirby’s super-hero stuff, but super-heroes were not as popular in the era after World War II and creators turned to other genres. As […]

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Marvel Essential: Sgt. Fury And His Howling Commandos Vol.1 by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers (graphic novel review).

March 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Marvel Essential: Sgt. Fury And His Howling Commandos Vol.1 by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers (graphic novel review).

Like all ‘Marvel Essential’ and ‘DC Showcase’ volumes this is in black and white on cheap paper. Marvel has discontinued the ‘Essential’ line, sadly, but I think DC are still doing ‘Showcase’. The first issue of ‘Sgt. Fury And His Howling Commandos’ was dated May 1963 with story by Stan Lee and art by Jack […]

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Machine Man: The Complete Collection by Jack Kirby & Steve Ditko (graphic novel).

December 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Machine Man: The Complete Collection by Jack Kirby & Steve Ditko (graphic novel).

The first thing to say is that this ‘complete collection’ isn’t. ‘Machine Man’ originally featured in Jack Kirby’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ stories which may never be reprinted because of copyright issues, alas. He’s also reappeared in a mini-series illustrated by Barry Windsor-Smith in 1984 and another one in 1999 where he was turned into […]

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In The Days Of The Mob by Jack Kirby (graphic novel review).

November 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
In The Days Of The Mob by Jack Kirby (graphic novel review).

When I was young, over forty years ago, we grew up watching old black and white Warner Brothers gangster films on black and white televisions, thrilling to the rise and demise of various villains played by James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart. When Fantastic Four # 91 came out, we were deeply impressed by Kirby’s gangsters. […]

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The Art Of The Simon And Kirby Studio by Mark Evanier, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (book review).

December 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Art Of The Simon And Kirby Studio by Mark Evanier, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (book review).

Firstly, I should mention that my copy of this book, ‘The Art Of The Simon And Kirby Studio’ by Mark Evanier, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby is a pdf file sent by the publisher, which is great and I’m grateful but I suspect the whole darn thing will look even better as the real big […]

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The Simon And Kirby Library – Horror (The Simon & Kirby Library) by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby (graphic novel review).

April 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Simon And Kirby Library – Horror (The Simon & Kirby Library) by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby (graphic novel review).

‘The Simon And Kirby – Horror’ book collects macabre stories from the fifties put out by the Simon and Kirby studio. Most of the tales are from the renowned horror anthology magazine ‘Black Magic’, published by Prize Comics from 1950-1961. This book features selected stories from issues # 1-33. At the back are some interesting […]

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Silver Star by Jack Kirby (graphic novel review).

September 20, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Silver Star by Jack Kirby (graphic novel review).

Jack Kirby’s ‘Silver Star’ was, I believe, his last work in the field of comics. The six twenty page issues are collected in this hardback volume along with covers and some other paraphernalia. There’s an introduction by David Scroggy, who was editorial director at Pacific Comics, the company which put out the original material. It […]

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