In 1973, the National Football League commissioned Jack Kirby to imagine the future of football for Pro! Magazine. Adam Rowe, writing for the Barnes and Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog takes a closer look.
A large amount of new Batman v Superman footage and promo material was released today, and strangely all it includes some major new information on the heroes who will be v-ing each other in the film. Here are four things we gleaned from the new trailer, TV spot, and images.
In a series of tweets, Guillermo del Toro—obviously no stranger to the comics—decided to offer his own little tribute to Jack Kirby’s skill. It’s pretty much dead-on correct. The rest of the tweets are below.
Here’s a bit of trivia for you: when he was coming up with an idea for a new comic, art Jack Kirby witnessed a woman lift a car to get her child out from under it. The moment helped inspire one of his most famous creations: the Incredible Hulk.
Jack Kirby’s career crossed all over comics, from Marvel to DC and beyond, giving us a veritable treasure trove of some of the most iconic pieces of comic book art ever produced. Want to get up close and personal with it? If you’re in Los Angeles, you can.
Last month, Heavy Metal magazine announced it would be bringing color versions of Jack Kirby’s iconic Lord of Light (and later Operation Argo) art to print the very first time. Before that happens though, io9 is proud to reveal some of the images — as well as how you can get your hands on prints of it at SDCC this…
Comics legend Jack Kirby is responsible for some of the most iconic comic book creations of all time, and some of it helped to smuggle six Americans out of Iran as part of Operation Argo. Now you’ll finally get a chance to see this artwork in color for the first time, courtesy of Heavy Metal’s August issue.
It seems like the effects of Marvel and Disney's settlement with the Kirby estate are finally coming into effect - for the first time since the legal battle between the two began in 2009, the legendary King of Comics has received co-creator credits in the pages of Marvel comic books.
Days before the Supreme Court went into conference to discuss the rights of Jack "The King of Comics" Kirby's estate over a significant portion of Marvel Comics most popular superheroes, Marvel and Kirby's heirs have announced they've reached a settlement. This, my friends, is unequivocally good news.
Jack Kirby was a genius, one of the forefathers of the entire comic industry, and a man with limitless imagination. He was also kind of insane. Besides creating Captain America, the X-Men and countless other heroes and villains, he produced some of the weirdest comics ever made. Here are only a few of Kirby's craziest…
Want to see a web series set in a land where singing controls magic? How about a play about the life of Jack Kirby, an audiobook of Catherine Asaro's short stories, a series of science fiction romance comics, or the weirdest puppet show ever to grace the Internet? They're all looking for a little crowdfunding help.
We've seen numerous western superheroes drawn in the styles of Japanese manga artists, but what if famous Japanese characters had been designed by American artists? Jack Kirby's take on Akira might have been an American version worth looking at.
Young Jacob Kurtzberg would grow up to become the hugely influential comics artist Jack Kirby, but by age 14, he was already a fairly skilled cartoonist, even submitting his black-and-white cartoons to the likes of the New Yorker.
Afrofuturism, the movement that puts people of African descent at the center of futuristic and science-fictional ideals, has gotten a new avatar in the form of singer Janelle Monae. But there's also a new book coming out, two new art shows, an Octavia Butler graphic novel, and much, much more.
The Marvel Age of Comics Tumblr posted this page from X-MEN #9 by Jack Kirby and Chic Stone, and you can still see Kirby's border notes, where he spells out each panel's subtext beat by beat.
When Alan Moore wasn’t busy making Watchmen in the '80s, he was writing a screenplay for a twisted version of Beauty and the Beast titled Fashion Beast. This lost epic finally arrives as a graphic novel this week, along with Jeff Lemire’s new Vertigo series, the Dark Tower finale, a Robocop you never saw and more!
This week's crowdfunding takes us to a counter-Earth, and a never-before-translated story from François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters' Les Cités obscures. You can also back a documentary about cicadas, a comic starring a young gay superhero, or a book about Jack Kirby collected by his son.
Ben Affleck's hit movie Argo owes everything to a movie called Lord of Light, an adaptation of a Roger Zelazny novel. Lord of Light sat in development hell until CIA operative Tony Mendez renamed it Argo and used this insane scifi movie as a cover story to smuggle 6 Americans home from Iran.
In the midst of World War II, Future comics legend Jack Kirby and future so-bad-it's-entertaining director Ed Wood wake up far from their regiments and find themselves caught in a mystical battle for the fate of the world. In the strange short film The King & the Worst, take on sorcerers and gets some ideas for…