Rick Veitch’s Heroica Universe is one of the masterpieces of dystopian superhero fiction. More horryfying than Dark Knight, more visceral than Watchmen, it’s a deconstruction of the genre via the real life exploitation of those who created the characters. Published via Veitch’s own King Hell press in the 90s, Brat Pack and Maximortal came out but […]
A packed room was in attendance on Friday afternoon at NYCC to listed to comics legends John Byrne and Walter Simonson sat down to talk about their love for comics uber-legend Jack Kirby, in celebration of what would have been the King’s 100th birthday. I’m just going to step out of the way and let John […]
If Fighting American’s marketing is already up to the task of subverting Marvel’s much maligned Secret Empire it gives high hopes that this reboot of the Simon and Kirby series will itself be subversive of our current political climate.
§ Nice Art: More Jack Kirby! His later in life “Street Code” an autobiographical piece, is little known but reprinted in Mark Evanier’s Kirby — King of Comics. Matthias Wivel looks at it for TCJ: It ends abruptly with a sharply brooding self-portrait of the artist as a young man. He stares directly at the […]
§ Nice Art: We’re still celebrating Jack Kirby here so more Jack Kirby, this time his drawings of God, some of the very few pieces of his own art that he kept on display in his home. A complicated guy, that Kirby. § As you doubtless have either heard or strongly suspected, when Secret Empire […]
By Mark Peters Jack Kirby—who would have turned 100 this month, if he and we were luckier—is best known for his corporate creations, which are omnipresent in pop culture. As co-creator of the Marvel Universe, Kirby launched the heroes and villains currently taking over the world via the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Captain America, the Avengers, […]
Hey, did you know this Monday would have been Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday? I hope so! Recently, I had the realization that a number of people I’m close to had read very little of the work from the King of Comics. Keep in mind, I’m 34, and most of my pals are a wee-bit younger, with varying levels of […]
The Kirby celebration continues, this time with a rare adventure starring the Golden Age vigilante, Manhunter
A nuclear bomb kicks off this new series about our favorite rhyming demon.
Alex Lu looks at the first proper issue of Rebirth’s first major event as well as THE SANDMAN OVERSIZE SPECIAL!