Fantastic Four: Full Circle
Ten Speed Press
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.
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?
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.
A series of filmed arguments for Jack Kirby’s legacy.
William Blake, Steve Ditko, and the idea of analogues in this final part of our Hand of Fire roundtable.
Part two of our Jack Kirby/Hand of Fire roundtable, in which Philip K. Dick makes an appearance.
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.
Leading readers into cartoon spaces…
WOW: startling partisan invective from a funnybook legend! Don’t ask! Just click!
A discussion of the moral and legal issues at play around Kirby vs. Marvel.
Looking at the artistic psychodrama of the Simon and Kirby studio’s most unusual title: The Strange World of Your Dreams.
On the road.
Hit the ground runnin’!
Plus a back-up gag by Michael DeForge.
It’s a week later and we’re still covering SDCC. Or starting to. Or something.
Copyright attorney Marc Toberoff’s winning streak on behalf of comics creators collided with the Southern District Court of New York’s streak of publisher-friendly, work-for-hire rulings last week and the losers were Jack Kirby’s heirs.
In this brief interview, Joe Simon talks to Gary Groth about co-creating Captain America with Jack Kirby, as well as many other titles they worked on together.
Some (more) thoughts on old comics.
A preview of Titan’s new edition of the complete Fighting American by Simon and Kirby.
Welcome to Monday. Again.
Jack Kirby talks to Gary Groth about who really created Thor, Spider-Man, The Hulk, The Fantastic Four and many of the other Marvel characters currently populating the big screen.
A look at scenes of creation, drawing, and comics-making.
Running alongside his storied career as a comics writer, editor, and publisher, Jim Shooter began a second, parallel career sometime in the 1990s: that of recounting his first career in vainglorious prose and delusional detail.
This week we are going to diagram a double page spread.