Tag Archives: Jack Kirby

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Jack Kirby and Alex Niño: Innovation at DC Comics in 1972

Searching for the unusual in the sometimes formulaic world of mainstream comics, we travel back to 1972 and uncover Jack Kirby’s despair and Alex Niño’s faces. Continue reading

 
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“If I Don’t Put this Dude Out of Action Now, We’re Both Chopped Liver!”

Jack Kirby’s Black Panther. Continue reading

 
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“I’ve Already Forgot What I Said to You, But I Know It’s the Truth”: The Testimony of Jean-Pierre Dionnet

The indefatigable co-founder of Métal Hurlant and Les Humanoïdes Associés holds forth on life, art, crime, war, and his return to English translation. Continue reading

 
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Battling Boy

Long teased, at last delivered, Paul Pope’s Battling Boy has about it the air of an event. Continue reading

 
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“I’m Gonna Open Sealed Door to Negative Zone!”

A look at the pencils for Fantastic Four # 61. Continue reading

 
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“Do I Have the Guts to Defy Odin Once Again?”

A new column focusing on the authorship of Jack Kirby. Continue reading

 
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Infantino Raises Questions About CBG Letters Policy Following Kirby Controversy Flare-Up by Greg Stump

This feature from The Comics Journal #191 summarizes the back and forth between Carmine Infantino and Mark Evanier via Comic Buyer’s Guide’s (CBG) letters column re: Infantino’s decision to have Kirby’s Superman heads redrawn. it also delves into the way CBG handled the rumor that there was a set of false sales figures shown to DC creators. Continue reading

 
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The Literaries

Since the Invasion of these literaries, I have been observing a tendency to ask the question: if this weren’t a comic would it stand up? Would the story be any good if it were prose and in competition with the rest of the world’s prose? If we take away all these damn pictures, would the stuff that is left be worth a hoot? Continue reading