Tag Archives: Jack Kirby

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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

 
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SDCC12: CAC Session #7: Jack Kirby and the Auteur Theory of Comics

Arlen Schumer and Randolph Hoppe theorize that artist Jack Kirby was a de facto co-creator and co-author, with the credited writer, of his work. Continue reading

 
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Echoes of ’82

A series of filmed arguments for Jack Kirby’s legacy. Continue reading

 
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Jack Kirby: Hand of Fire Roundtable (Part 3)

William Blake, Steve Ditko, and the idea of analogues in this final part of our Hand of Fire roundtable. Continue reading

 
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Jack Kirby: Hand of Fire Roundtable (Part 2)

Part two of our Jack Kirby/Hand of Fire roundtable, in which Philip K. Dick makes an appearance. Continue reading

 
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Jack Kirby: Hand of Fire Roundtable (Part 1)

A roundtable on the occasion of Charles Hatfield’s book, Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby, with contributions from Jonathan Lethem, Glen David Gold, Sarah Boxer, Doug Harvey, Dan Nadel, and Robert Fiore. Continue reading