Kirby: King of Comics

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Harry N. Abrams, Mar 1, 2008 - Art - 224 pages
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Jack Kirby created or co-created some of comic books’ most popular characters including Captain America, The X-Men, The Hulk, The Fantastic Four, The Mighty Thor, Darkseid, and The New Gods. More significantly, he created much of the visual language for fantasy and adventure comics. There were comics before Kirby, but for the most part their page layout, graphics, and visual dynamic aped what was being done in syndicated newspaper strips. Almost everything that was different about comic books began in the forties on the drawing table of Jack Kirby. This is his story by one who knew him well--the authorized celebration of the one and only "King of Comics” and his groundbreaking work.

"I don’t think it’s any accident that . . . the entire Marvel universe and the entire DC universe are all pinned or rooted on Kirby’s concepts.” --Michael Chabon

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Great intro to the works of Kirby. - Goodreads
A good biography with lots of artwork. - Goodreads
A great overview of Jack Kirby's career. - Goodreads
Worth the price just for the color cover reproductions! - Borders
It is a quick read, the art/graphics are stunni - Goodreads
Great artwork and interesting anecdotes. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jacobi - Goodreads

The term "genius" gets thrown around way too much, but it's always interesting to read about people that term accurately describes. Jack Kirby is definitely one of those people. The grandfather of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael Thompson - Goodreads

A compelling biography and vivid retrospective of the actually humble king of comics, Jack Kirby. It doesn't absolutely settle the debates of who really created the Marvel Comics superstars, but does ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Mark Evanier met Jack Kirby in 1969, worked as his assistant, and later became his official biographer. A writer and historian, Evanier has written more than 500 comics for Gold Key, DC Comics, and Marvel Comics, several hundred hours of television (including Garfield) and is the author of several books including Mad Art (2002). He has three Emmy Award nominations, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award for animation from the Writers Guild of America.

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