The most thorough listing of Jack Kirby's work ever published! Building on the 1998 Silver Edition, this new, fully-updated, definitive Gold Edition compiles an additional decade's worth of corrections and additions by top historians, in a new trade paperback format with premium paper for archival durability. It lists in exacting detail every published comic featuring Kirby's work, including dates, story titles, page counts, and inkers. It even cross-references reprints, to help collectors locate less-expensive versions of key Kirby issues, and includes an extensive bibliography listing books, periodicals, portfolios, fanzines, posters, and other obscure pieces with Kirby's art, plus a detailed list of Jack's unpublished work as well. This edition includes a complete listing of the over 5,000-page archive of Kirby's personal pencil art photocopies, and scattered throughout are dozens of examples of rare and unseen Kirby art, making this a must-have item for serious Kirby collectors and eBay shoppers!
Travel through the ages in JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #74, the FUTUREPAST issue! Set course for “The World That Was,” documenting Jack’s work from Caveman days to the Wild West, behind a Kirby Bullseye cover inked by BILL WRAY! And transport yourself to “The World That’s Here” for Kirby’s visions of the future that became reality! This issue spotlights both eras, plus an interview with Rascally ROY THOMAS about Jack’s work, a rare Kirby interview, MARK EVANIER moderating the biggest Kirby Tribute Panel of all time, pencil art galleries, and more! Edited by JOHN MORROW.
Tape up your boxing gloves, as Jack Kirby Collector #72 (100 full-color pages) takes you to Kirby’s FIGHT CLUB, showcasing Jack’s most powerful fights and in-your-face action! We’ve got recollections of real-life war experiences by Jack and his contemporaries from the Greatest Generation, Kirby’s quick-trigger work on Marvel’s kid cowboys, the Madbomb saga and all those negative 1970s Marvel fan letters, an interview with SCOTT McCLOUD on his Kirby-inspired punchfest DESTROY!!, a rare Kirby interview, the 2017 WonderCon Kirby Panel, MARK EVANIER, unpublished pencil art galleries, and more! Cover inked by DEAN HASPIEL! Edited by John Morrow.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Fantastic Four #1 with this new book about the two pop-culture visionaries who created the Fantastic Four, and a decade in comics that was more tumultuous and awe-inspiring than any before or since. Calling on his years of research, plus new interviews conducted just for this book (with Stan Lee, Flo Steinberg, Mark Evanier, Joe Sinnott, and others), regular Jack Kirby Collector magazine contributor Mark Alexander completed this labor of love just weeks before his untimely passing, tracing both Lee and Kirby's history at Marvel Comics, and the remarkable series of events and career choices that led them to converge in 1961 to conceive the Fantastic Four. It also documents the evolution of the FF throughout the 1960s, with previously unknown details about Lee and Kirby's working relationship, and their eventual parting of ways in 1970. With a wealth of of historical information and amazing Kirby artwork, Lee & Kirby: THE WONDER YEARS beautifully examines the first decade of the FF, and the events that put into motion the 1960s era that came to be known as the Marvel Age of Comics!
In 1994, amidst the boom-&-bust of comic book speculators, The Jack Kirby Collector #1 was published for true fans of the medium. That modest labor of love spawned TwoMorrows Publishing, today’s premier purveyor of publications about comics and pop culture. Celebrate our 25th anniversary with this special retrospective look at the company that changed fandom forever! Co-edited by and featuring publisher John Morrow and Comic Book Artist/Comic Book Creator magazine’s Jon B. Cooke, it gives the inside story and behind-the-scenes details of a quarter-century of looking at the past in a whole new way. Also included are Back Issue magazine’s Michael Eury, Alter Ego’s Roy Thomas, George Khoury (author of Kimota!, Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore, and other books), Mike Manley (Draw! magazine), Eric Nolen-Weathington (Modern Masters), and a host of other comics luminaries who’ve contributed to TwoMorrows’ output over the years. From their first Eisner Award-winning book Streetwise, through their BrickJournal Lego® magazine, up to today’s RetroFan magazine, every major TwoMorrows publication and contributor is covered with the same detail and affection the company gives to its books and magazines. With an Introduction by Mark Evanier, Foreword by Alex Ross, Afterword by Paul Levitz, and a new cover by Tom McWeeney!
Feast your eyes on “The Big Picture” in Jack Kirby Collector #79 (84 full-color pages)! We give you a glimpse of how Kirby fits into the grand scheme of things, from his creations’ lasting legacy, to how his work tackles big issues like illiteracy. There’s a huge interview with Jack himself, a look at inconsistencies in his 1960s Marvel work, a visual before-&-after showing large and small changes in his comics, the big concepts he conveyed in OMAC, his best double-page spreads, and more! Plus Mark Evanier’s 2019 Kirby Tribute Panel (with Kurt Busiek, Buzz Dixon, and others), a pencil art gallery, and a new cover based on Kirby’s original, unaltered cover art from OMAC #1!
Published 25 years after the launch of The Jack Kirby Collector #1, this special Silver Anniversary issue shows how Kirby kickstarted the Silver Age of Comics with Challengers of the Unknown, examines how Jack revamped Golden Age legacy characters for the 1960s and beyond, outlines the lasting influence of his signature creation The Silver Surfer, and more! It includes special shout-outs to the fan and pro contributors who’ve helped publisher/editor John Morrow celebrate the life and career of the King of Comics for a quarter century. And echoing John’s fateful choice to start this magazine in 1994, we’ll spotlight pivotal decisions (good and bad) Jack made throughout his comics career. Plus: A Kirby pencil art gallery, regular columnists, a classic 1950s story, and more! The Standard Edition sports an unused Kirby Thor cover with Steve Rude’s interpretation of how it looked before alterations, while the Deluxe edition adds a silver cardstock outer sleeve featuring the Surfer with Rude inks.
Jack Kirby (1917–1994) is one of the most influential and popular artists in comics history. With Stan Lee, he created the Fantastic Four and defined the drawing and narrative style of Marvel Comics from the 1960s to the present day. Kirby is credited with creating or cocreating a number of Marvel's mainstay properties, among them the X-Men, the Hulk, Thor, and the Silver Surfer. His earlier work with Joe Simon led to the creation of Captain America, the popular kid gang and romance comic genres, and one of the most successful comics studios of the 1940s and 1950s. Kirby's distinctive narrative drawing, use of bold abstraction, and creation of angst-ridden and morally flawed heroes mark him as one of the most influential mainstream creators in comics. In this book, Charles Hatfield examines the artistic legacy of one of America's true comic book giants. He analyzes the development of Kirby's cartooning technique, his use of dynamic composition, the recurring themes and moral ambiguities in his work, his eventual split from Lee, and his later work as a solo artist. Against the backdrop of Kirby's earlier work in various genres, Hand of Fire examines the peak of Kirby's career, when he introduced a new sense of scope and sublimity to comic book fantasy.
Draw #33 gets down to the nitty-gritty of superstar artist (and Eisner and Emmy Award winner) Bill Sienkiewicz! From Electra: Assassin and the groundbreaking Stray Toasters, to movie work on The Unforgiven, The Dark Knight, and the Jimi Hendrix tribute book Voodoo Child, Bill pulls back the curtain to show his amazing creative process. Next, Draw! takes you to the The Watts Atelier Of The Arts! In today's highly competitive world of illustration and concept design—and skyrocketing school tuitions—founder Jeffrey Watts has been running one of the best ateliers for training, where students gain the skills they need to get the jobs they want. Plus regular columnists Jerry Ordway and Jamar Nicholas, and Comic Art Bootcamp by Bret Blevins and Draw! editor Mike Manley, round out this comprehensive issue. NOTE: Containsn nudity for figure-drawing instruction; suggested for Mature Readers Only.
BACK ISSUE #96 is a MARVEL FANFARE Issue! Go behind the scenes of Marvel’s celebrated ’80s anthology series, featuring an exclusive chat with Editori-Al himself, AL MILGROM. Includes interviews with and art by ARTHUR ADAMS, CHRIS CLAREMONT, DAVE COCKRUM, STEVE ENGLEHART, MICHAEL GOLDEN, ROGER McKENZIE, FRANK MILLER, DOUG MOENCH, ANN NOCENTI, GEORGE PÉREZ, MARSHALL ROGERS, PAUL SMITH, KEN STEACY, CHARLES VESS, and many more! Re-presenting the back cover of Marvel Fanfare #58 by SANDY PLUNKETT, recolored by GLENN WHITMORE. Edited by MICHAEL EURY.