Today is the 100th birthday of comics legend Jack Kirby, the artist who co-created many of Marvel’s most famous superhero characters, including Thor. In the video below, hall-of-fame creator Walt Simonson talks about Kirby and the impact his work had on his own career, and the medium of comics overall.
This year would’ve marked comics icon Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday. To celebrate a man who contributed so much to the world of comics, publishers are out in force to celebrate Kirby’s legacy... though some are doing more than others.
One of Jack Kirby’s most iconic (and weirdest) creations is returning to DC Comics, and bringing an equally mindbending creative team with him: Tom King—the man who wrote some of the best superhero comics in recent history in The Vision and The Omega Men—and Sheriff of Babylon’s superstar artist Mitch Gerads.
DC’s Young Animals imprint is giving us some of the weirdest, most enjoyable books around lately—Doom Patrol, Cave Carson, Shade the Changing Girl, the list goes on. The latest book heading to Gerard Way’s imprint is equally weird, but it’s a pull back far into the wonderful mind of the legendary Jack Kirby. Forager…
On August 28th, 2017, comics legend Jack Kirby would’ve turned 100—and as part of a year celebrating his contribution to the comics industry, DC has lined up a huge roster of writers and artists for a bizarre new “challenge” series, based on one of Kirby’s more out there creations: Kamandi, the last boy on Earth.
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.
The Fantastic Four is one of my favorite teams in comic books. That is because, essentially, they aren’t a team, they are a family. Two of them are siblings, two of them are married, two of them have been best friends for years. They bicker, they squabble, but at the end of the day, they have each other’s backs and…
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.