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Fantastic Four #10 - Jack Kirby art & cover

Jack Kirby Fantastic Four v1 #10, 1963 - Having survived the previous battle, Doctor Doom returns with his newfound ability to switch bodies with anyone he chooses. This explains Mr. Fantastic's evil expression on the cover, but looks silly nonetheless. Inside, Jack Kirby's art is better, employing large dramatic panels as chapter breaks. One impressive scene is Alicia Master's small statues ( [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Jack Kirby, Ted Ignacio, Alicia Master

Weird War Tales #51 - non-attributed Marshall Rogers & Nestor Redondo art, Joe Kubert cover

Joe Kubert Weird War Tales v1 #51, 1977 - Nestor Redondo and Joe Kubert each make small but significant contributions to the issue. Redondo's intro is looser and more graphically rendered than his usual style. The high point of the issue is a "Tale of the Great Disaster", expanding upon Jack Kirby's Kamandi series. Set in a post-apocalyptic England, the canine residents are threatened by a [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, England, Jack Kirby, Ted Ignacio, Joe Kubert, Redondo, Nestor Redondo, Marshall Rogers

Atomic Books Comics Preview - February 16, 2019

In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics, graphic novels, and books. Benn Ray is the owner of Atomic Books, an independent bookstore in Baltimore. He also runs the Mutant Funnies Tumblr. Atomic Books has been named one of BuzzFeed's Great American Bookstores, as well as one of Flavorwire's 10 greatest comic and graphic novel stores in America. Cinema Sewer #32 by Robin Bougie As Cinema Sewer hits its 32nd issue, I couldn't help but feel amazed ...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Dc Comics, America, David, Baltimore, Jack Kirby, Billy Wilder, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Atomic Books Comics Preview Benn Ray, Benn Ray, Atomic Books, Mutant Funnies Tumblr Atomic Books, Flavorwire, Twitter Atomic Books on Facebook, Johnny Appleseed

Kevin Smith Talks Howard the Duck Animated Series

Kevin Smith talks Howard the Duck animated series This week Marvel Entertainment and Hulu announced they’re expanding their partnership for four new animated series and a standalone special. The writers behind the Howard the Duck animated series, Kevin Smith (Clerks, Comic Book Men) and Dave Willis (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies), recently spoke to to about the series. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAut...
Tags: TV, Movies, Earth, Fox, Netflix, TV News, Tokyo, Bob, Stan Lee, Smith, Hulu, Avengers, Jay, Jack Kirby, Kevin Smith, Howard

Marvel and Hulu Partner For Four Animated Series

Marvel and Hulu partner for four animated series Marvel Entertainment and Hulu have announced they’re expanding their partnership for four new animated series and a standalone special. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([0, 0], [[300, 250]]).addSize([750...
Tags: TV, Movies, Marvel, Earth, Fox, Netflix, TV News, Tokyo, Bob, Stan Lee, Hulu, Avengers, Jay, Jack Kirby, Howard, Josh Gordon

Adventures of the Fly #1 - Jack Kirby art & cover

Jack Kirby Adventures of the Fly v1 #1, 1959 - The publishers of Archie comics dive into the super-hero genre with this premiere issue. Joe Simon and Jack Kirby introduce a teenager suddenly endowed with insect-like powers (sound familiar?). The art is overall competent, but not exceptional. Simon's style is also more assertive than usual in many of the faces. The villain "Spider" Spry, making [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Simon, Ted F

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’: Cut Jokes, Early Animatics, Scene Breakdown & More

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is still in theaters, so if you haven’t seen what many have called the best Spider-Man movie ever, there’s still time. Since there’s plenty of love for the new Spider-Man to go around, including a Golden Globe win and an Oscar nomination, some interesting tidbits from behind the scenes have emerged all over the web (pun intended). Below we’ve put together some Spider-Verse nuggets, including details on a couple hilarious jokes that got cut from the movie, a loo...
Tags: Movies, Bono, Spider Man, Animation, New York Times, Sony, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Jack Kirby, Noir, Miller, Miles, Ben, Golden Globe, Gwen, Rothman

Joss Whedon's 'The Avengers' Blasts Away All Other Comic Book Films

None There has long been a debate amongst contemporary film fans over the value of "mass entertainment", or "popcorn films". One side sees these types of films as juvenile frivolities, made for undiscerning mainstream audiences and lacking the substance of more serious, mature films. These fans are particularly disturbed by the increasing size and quantity of these mass entertainment films in recent years, as they seem to be leaving little room in the budgets or release schedules of major stud...
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Jack Kirby gallery - New Gods issues

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 One of Kirby's Fourth World series for DC, circa 1970s. - - - - - - - - - - Home / Galleries / Kirby galleries [Author: Ted Ignacio]
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Superhero Bits: The First Black Panther Sketch Ever, Black Widow Production May Start Soon & More

Want to see the first sketch Jack Kirby ever did of Black Panther? Why might you not want the power of flight? When is the Black Widow movie rumored to start shooting? Want to get in shape like Thor with Chris Hemsworth‘s new fitness app? Will there be any references to the Green Lantern movie in Shazam? Want to know more about the new Guardians of the Galaxy? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. In this edition of Caravan of Garbage, find out about one of the weirdest Aven...
Tags: Movies, Black Widow, Chris Hemsworth, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Thor, Avengers, Daredevil, Aquaman, Jack Kirby, Hulk, Supergirl, Shazam, Lex Luthor, Nerdist, Jon Cryer, Charlie Cox

The World Around Us #31 / Hunting - Jack Kirby art

The World Around Us v1 #31 / Hunting, 1961 - An informative look at the history of hunting, segments covers different eras of history. Jack Kirby's opening splash and related story are dynamically rendered. Increased details also make these efforts stand out from his other World Around Us issues. Somewhat less effective is Kirby's "An End to Slaughter", chronicling Teddy Roosevelt's impact on [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Jack Kirby, Kirby, Ted Ignacio

Jack Kirby / Al Williamson original artwork - Race for the Moon #2 page

Jack Kirby / Al Williamson This splendid page from Race for the Moon #2 showcases art by Jack Kirby and Al Williamson, one of their rare collaborations. - - - - - - - - - -Home / Artworks / Kirby artworks / Williamson artworks >Kirby original artworks >Williamson original artworks [Author: Ted Ignacio]
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Strange World Of Your Dreams #4 - Jack Kirby cover

Jack Kirby Strange World Of Your Dreams v1 #4, 1953 - Like the previous Jack Kirby covers, a strange dream is portrayed above a sleeping individual. By contrast, the scene is less surreal and more nightmarish and threatening. The slightly silly depiction of the murderer is largely offset by superb draftsmanship of the dreamer's face. This unique series by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby ends with [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Ted F

'Captain America: The First Avenger' Stands Out in a Glut of Comic Book Films

None Discussions of the mythical "superhero fatigue" were in full swing in the summer of 2011, and the concept has been raised every time a superhero film is considered a critical or commercial disappointment. The basis of superhero fatigue is the idea that audiences will grow tired of the neverending glut of big-budget comic book films, and will stop seeing them en masse. It's quaint to think of film bloggers in 2011 foretelling the imminent implosion of the genre when, seven years later, mega...
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Jack Kirby biography

Jack Kirby (1917-1994) - Born and raised in New York City, "The King" of comics was largely self taught, emulating newspaper strips and cartoons at a young age. His comic book career literally spans decades, starting Red Raven Comics #1 at the start of the golden age. His output was among the most prolific in comics, not just drawing but also creating or co-creating a vast universe of [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, New York City, Jack Kirby, Ted Ignacio, Red Raven Comics

“To Me, My X-Men”: Thoughts on Season 2 of The Gifted

So I’ve been watching The Gifted since it started, because I had hopes for a well-done live action X-Men series, especially one that tried to get out from under the baggage of the more-established well-known characters to try to play around in the periphery of the universe. Thing of it is, there’s something a bit…off about what’s happening here, and I want to try to put words around it, so stick with me a second. The X-Men mythos was explicitly about being a fictionalized allegorical way to rea...
Tags: Television, Marvel, Stimuli, US, Kkk, Stan Lee, X-men, Jack Kirby, Turner, Gifted, Hellfire Club, Amy Acker, Coby Bell, Jace Turner, Sentinel Services, Erik Lehnsherr Magneto

2019 WGA Award Nominees Include ‘Black Panther’, ‘Eighth Grade,’ ‘A Quiet Place’, and More

Green Book won the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay at last night’s awards show, and that particular train seems like it’s going to continue chugging all the way to the Oscars. Peter Farrelly’s film starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen is one of several 2019 WGA Award nominees, joining films like A Quiet Place, Roma, Eighth Grade, and Vice as contenders for the Writers Guild trophy. Read all of the nominees below, including the films that were nominated for best documentary screenplay an...
Tags: Movies, Mahershala Ali, New York City, Awards, Los Angeles, Netflix, Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuarón, Gabe Polsky, Ubisoft, Warner Bros, Viggo Mortensen, Stan Lee, Marvel Comics, Vice, Roma

Incredible Hulk #1 - Jack Kirby art & cover

Jack Kirby Incredible Hulk v1 #1, 1962 - Containing the origin and first appearance of the Hulk, the most distinctive aspect of the artwork is his gray skin color. Because of this, and despite Jack Kirby's best efforts, the character tends to flatten against most backgrounds. Kirby's cover design boldly portrays the man-monster's size relative to his alter ego and supporting cast. Inside, the [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Jack Kirby, Kirby, Ted Ignacio

Blast-Off #1 - Jack Kirby / Al Williamson art, Williamson art, Kirby cover

Jack Kirby Blast-Off v1 #1 presents the 3 Rocketeers, 1965 - One of the few Harvey sci-fi titles, this issue boasts four stories by Al Williamson. His two pencilled efforts, inked respectively by Reed Crandall, Roy Krenkel and Angelo Torres, are impressively realistic and sophisticated. By contrast, his two collaborations with Jack Kirby are more graphically rendered but fascinating in their [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Jack Kirby, Harvey, Williamson, Kirby, Ted F, Angelo Torres, Jack Kirby Al Williamson, Al Williamson His, Reed Crandall Roy Krenkel

Names of the year 2018

It’s my final list of the year*, and possibly my last blog post of 2018, unless something unavoidable crops up. For Names of the Year, I do my best to follow the categories established by the American Name Society – personal, place, trade, artistic and literary, miscellaneous. I also take some guidance from the Baby Name Wizard blog’s name of the year contest, which is not limited to baby names. In categorical order, then: Personal names (“names or nicknames of individual real people,...
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Mister Miracle #20 - Marshall Rogers art & cover

Marshall Rogers Mister Miracle v1 #20, 1977 - When Big Barda is kidnapped by Granny Goodness, Mister Miracle and Oberon track their whereabouts to the moon. Marshall Rogers' layouts are inventive and dynamic, breathing new life into Jack Kirby's characters. Unfortunately, much of his enthusiasm is dampened by Vince Colletta's mediocre inking. Like much of the interiors, Rogers' cover is [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Jack Kirby, Rogers, Oberon, Ted F, Vince Colletta, Marshall Rogers, Marshall Rogers Mister Miracle, Big Barda

House of Mystery #79 - Jack Kirby cover

Jack Kirby House of Mystery v1 #79, 1958 - A crystalline figure walks on water, approaching a speeding motorboat. This curious Jack Kirby cover presents a creature that seems more odd than threatening. While drawn in his recognizable style, the cover is weak in other facets. For example, the composition's visual elements fill nearly every inch, leaving little room to breathe. While not [Author: Ted Ignacio]
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Love Romances #106 - Jack Kirby cover

Jack Kirby Love Romances v1 #106, 1963 - Despite the cover's confrontational scene, Jack Kirby perhaps unintentionally downplays the characters. The background is rife with details, particularly the room furnishings. While it clearly establishes an upscale household setting, it also detracts from the main figures. Other artists in this issue include Vince Colletta, Dick Giordano and Al Hartley [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Jack Kirby, Ted F, Vince Colletta Dick Giordano, Al Hartley

A previously undiscovered Jim Steranko swipe

A friend of mine (who wishes to remain anonymous) shares my interest in finding swipes of famous illustrators and comic book artists. Neither of us begrudge these artists for swiping (that's the comics industry term for using reference material perhaps a bit too faithfully). After all, these artists worked under brutal deadlines and sometimes they had to cut corners to meet them. "One of the great swipes," says my friend, "is Jack Kirby swiping a Hal Foster image and turning one panel that beca...
Tags: Post, News, Comic Books, Jack Kirby, Steranko, Jim Steranko, Swipes, Hugh Joseph Ward

New Riverside art exhibit explores impact of black super hero Luke Cage

There’s more to a superhero than punching out the bad guys. The depiction of Luke Cage — Marvel‘s first black hero to have his own comic book — raises questions about race, poverty, stereotypes about black men, the prison system and many other social issues. “DOUBLECAGED” is based on a sketch by Denys Cowan, with colors and art direction by John Jennings and Stacey Robinson, who work under the name of Black Kirby. (Photo courtesy of Black Kirby) “Black Harlem Matters” shows the hero with t...
Tags: New York City, Sport, Netflix, Soccer, Stan Lee, Local News, Jack Kirby, Cage, Harlem, Luke Cage, San Bernardino, University Of Illinois, Archie Goodwin, Jennings, Champaign, Kirby

Wyatt Earp #26 - Jack Kirby cover

Jack Kirby Wyatt Earp v1 #26, 1959 - Standing slightly off-center, Earp confronts three brothers in the town saloon. Jack Kirby's depth of field is reinforced by the division of color. The monochromatic trio separates from the title character quite easily. The artist adds a nice touch with the inclusion of the drawn gun the foreground. Is Earp aware of it or not? The reader decides. Other [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Jack Kirby, Wyatt Earp, Ted Ignacio, Earp, Jack Kirby Wyatt Earp

Race for the Moon #1 - non-attributed Jack Kirby cover, mis-attributed Jack Kirby art

Jack Kirby Race for the Moon v1 #1, 1958 - Part of Harvey Comics' brief foray into the science fiction genre during the 1950s, this title was ultimately short lived. According to some comic book guides, Jack Kirby and Joe Simon drew an interior half-page but this doesn't appear to be the case. Bob Powell appears to have done most of the artwork. The same sources also neglected to mention Simon [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Simon, Ted F, Harvey Comics, Bob Powell

'Game of Thrones' author George R.R. Martin wrote heartfelt goodbye to Stan Lee, and shared that his first published work was a letter in a Marvel comic

"Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin said goodbye to Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee on Friday in a blog post. Lee died at the age of 95 on Monday. Martin said his first published piece of writing was a letter in an issue of a "Fantastic Four" comic by Lee and artist Jack Kirby when he was 13. "Comics as we know them today would not exist except for Stan Lee," Martin wrote. "They might not exist at all, if truth be told."   One legendary creator said goodbye to another on Friday. Georg...
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New local fandom book - Tales from the DMV

I often... well, every other week... get a book promo in the mail. I'm way behind on reviewing them, but I've got good intentions. I don't want to wait to mention this latest book: TALES FROM THE DMV: The Origins of Comic Book Fandom in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia: True Tales of Carl Bridgers' Barbarian Book Shop, ... & the Yancy Street Gazette (Volume 1) It's a self-published (through Amazon) history of local fandom and I see a lot of familiar fa...
Tags: Amazon, Comics, Maryland, Washington, Virginia, Marvel, DMV, EC, Stan Lee, Baltimore, University Of Maryland, Jack Kirby, Bethesda, Galvan, Carl, Uptown Theater

THE BUREAU: Part Three, "Assessing Others" — with a Metasonix D-2000 Vacuum Tube Drum Machine

Welcome back to The Bureau, a story told to you in real-time, through comics and electronic music. Each comics panel has a corresponding music track. If you press play on this week's soundtrack at 10:53am, you'll find music to follow your experience through 11:39am. Previous installments had you clocking in at 8:55am, and receiving an announcement at 10:03am. Here's this week's playlist: The music for this week is largely built on Metasonix modules, particularly the D-2000 drum machine. Addi...
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