Jack Kirby’s Julius Caesar the Celestial

196905-Juliuscaesarmilitary Photocopy
Via the Jack Kirby Museum, the tale of Jack Kirby’s foray at costume design for the stage:

In 1969, Sheldon Feldner contacted Marvel Comics, asking if one of Marvel’s artists would be interested in designing costumes for a production of William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar by the University Theatre Company at Santa Cruz at the newly-built Cowell College of the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Looking at these insane, completely original costumes, it’s apparent how amazing it would have been had Kirby ever been set loose on projects as immense as his vision.


  1. says

    Okay… I expect to see a graphic novel version of Julius Caesar based on the designs of Jack Kirby within the next five years.

  2. Neal says

    Man, imagine if someone dumped $60 million into making a Kirby-inspired Broadway show, instead of Spider-Man. That would blow some minds.

  3. says

    Perfect! Also, I imagine that a Julius Ceasar story would be paired perfectly with Stan Lee’s grandiloquent dialogue.

  4. Steven Taylor says

    Imagine if someone dumped millions into a cosmic motion picture based on Kirby’s design and illustration work!

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