Showing posts tagged jack kirby.
x

THE UNTOLD STORY

Go ahead, ask a question.   Images are an online-only supplement to the book MARVEL COMICS: THE UNTOLD STORY (plus occasional unrelated arcana )
......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................


Go to SEANHOWE.COM to purchase a copy of the book, now in paperback, or to read a chapter for free ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

"A WILD-RIDE ACCOUNT" —The Hollywood Reporter
"EPIC" —The New York Times
"INDISPENSABLE" —Los Angeles Times
"DEFINITIVE" —The Wall Street Journal
"SCINTILLATING" —Publishers Weekly
"AUTHORITATIVE" —Kirkus Reviews
"GRIPPING" —Rolling Stone
"PRICELESS" —Booklist
"ESSENTIAL" —The Daily Beast
"REVELATORY" —The Miami Herald
"AS FULL OF COLORFUL CHARACTERS, TRAGIC REVERSALS AND UNLIKELY PLOT TWISTS AS ANY BOOK IN THE MARVEL CANON" —Newsday

twitter.com/seanhowe:

    Marvel has reached a settlement with the Jack Kirby estate. More details here, and more to come.

    Marvel has reached a settlement with the Jack Kirby estate.

    More details here, and more to come.

    — 4 days ago with 70 notes
    #jack kirby 
    Happy Labor Day Weekend from Jack Kirby!

    Happy Labor Day Weekend from Jack Kirby!

    — 1 month ago with 24 notes
    #jack kirby  #2001 

    JACK KIRBY IN CONTEXT

    Two years ago, Jack Kirby’s granddaughter Jillian launched Kirby4Heroes, a campaign to raise funds for the Hero Initiative, which helps comic artists in need. On the Kirby4Heroes Facebook page, Jillian posted several vintage pictures of her grandfather.

    I thought it would be illuminating to provide a guide to what Kirby was working on at the time of each photo. Sometimes we forget that personal and professional lives don’t exist in vacuums.

    (1) July 1941: Only months after the introduction of Captain America, Kirby and Joe Simon would soon leave Timely Comics. Jack and Roz Kirby spent a day at Brighton Beach.

    (2) May 1961: Fantastic Four #1 was in development. It would hit newsstands on August 8. Bar Mitzvah for Neal Kirby.

    (3) December 1963. Avengers #4, featuring the return of Captain America, was on newsstands. Tales of Suspense #52, featuring the first appearance of Black Widow, was at the printers. The growing Kirby family celebrated Hanukkah.

    (4) July 1965: The debuts of the Inhumans (in Fantastic Four) and the Sentinels (in X-Men) were in production.

    (5) June 1966: The fully-Kirby-scripted S.H.I.E.L.D. story in Strange Tales #148 hit newsstands (along with all of these). “I [did] a little editing later, but it was [Jack’s] story.” Lee said in an interview. Neal Kirby graduated.

    On July 12, after Joe Simon began efforts to claim sole ownership of Captain America, Martin Goodman persuaded Jack Kirby to sign a deposition stating that Captain America, and all the work he’d done for Timely in the early 40s, was done with the understanding that it “belonged to Timely.”


    (You can read much more about this in Marvel Comics: The Untold Story.)

    All images ©
    2013 by Connie, Neal and Jillian Kirby.

    — 1 month ago with 925 notes
    #JACK KIRBY  #x-men  #captain america  #fantastic four  #inhumans  #black widow 

    Jack Kirby in the Marvel offices, 1966.

    — 1 month ago with 414 notes
    #jack kirby  #photos 
    Happy Birthday to Jack Kirby, who would have been 97 today.

    Happy Birthday to Jack Kirby, who would have been 97 today.

    — 1 month ago with 64 notes
    #jack kirby  #photos 
    Jack Kirby At Home
In FANTASTIC FOUR #10, Doctor Doom visited “the studio of Kirby and Lee, on Madison Avenue,” crashing a plotting session and knocking the two out with sleeping gas. In reality, Kirby only came into the offices about once a week. He worked from a varnished-pine room in the basement of his Long Island home, with a bookshelf of Shakespeare and science fiction for inspiration and a ten-inch black-and-white television for company—and the door shut, to keep the cigar smoke from billowing out to the rest of the house. His name certainly wasn’t on any Madison Avenue door. “That was a lot of stuff that Stan Lee put into magazines, but the artists were all over the island,” Iron Man artist Don Heck told an interviewer. “I could go into the office two times this week, and somebody else could go in two other times…you just don’t cross paths.”
Text from MARVEL COMICS: THE UNTOLD STORY

    Jack Kirby At Home

    In FANTASTIC FOUR #10, Doctor Doom visited “the studio of Kirby and Lee, on Madison Avenue,” crashing a plotting session and knocking the two out with sleeping gas. In reality, Kirby only came into the offices about once a week. He worked from a varnished-pine room in the basement of his Long Island home, with a bookshelf of Shakespeare and science fiction for inspiration and a ten-inch black-and-white television for company—and the door shut, to keep the cigar smoke from billowing out to the rest of the house. His name certainly wasn’t on any Madison Avenue door. “That was a lot of stuff that Stan Lee put into magazines, but the artists were all over the island,” Iron Man artist Don Heck told an interviewer. “I could go into the office two times this week, and somebody else could go in two other times…you just don’t cross paths.”


    Text from MARVEL COMICS: THE UNTOLD STORY

    (Source: seanhowe)

    — 1 month ago with 321 notes
    #jack kirby  #excerpts 
    jthenr-comics-vault:

MARVEL Program for the 1966 New York Comic-Con Art by Jack Kirby

    jthenr-comics-vault:

    MARVEL Program for the 1966 New York Comic-Con 
    Art by Jack Kirby

    (Source: thecomicsvault, via guttersnipercomics)

    — 1 month ago with 491 notes
    #Jack Kirby 

    "Do you dare enter…THE HOUSE OF IDEAS?"

    Image: Frank Miller digs up the bones of Elektra, 1997.

    Text: From Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, page 351. The Miller quote comes from an interview Thom Carnell conducted in 1994, which was published in Carpe Noctem #2.


    — 1 month ago with 65 notes
    #frank miller  #elektra  #sin city  #jack kirby  #daredevil 
    "Kirby was gonna write a book called Excelsior, My Ass!" —Frank Miller, 2002, as quoted in Eisner/Miller, page 227.

    "Kirby was gonna write a book called Excelsior, My Ass!" —Frank Miller, 2002, as quoted in Eisner/Miller, page 227.

    — 1 month ago with 75 notes
    #jack kirby  #frank miller  #golden apple comics 
    "Drew Friedman’s Heroes of the Comics aren’t muscly miracle men but rather the guys who created them—stooped over drawing boards, filling out their cardigans, and reflecting on the march of decades. Friedman curates and humanizes, and he laughs and almost cries. Let him show you around.”Download a free 21-page sample of Drew Friedman’s Heroes of the Comics here.

    "Drew Friedman’s Heroes of the Comics aren’t muscly miracle men but rather the guys who created them—stooped over drawing boards, filling out their cardigans, and reflecting on the march of decades. Friedman curates and humanizes, and he laughs and almost cries. Let him show you around.”

    Download a free 21-page sample of Drew Friedman’s Heroes of the Comics here.

    — 1 month ago with 27 notes
    #drew friedman  #jack kirby 
    Creator credits for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY characters:
Rocket Racoon created by BILL MANTLO and KEITH GIFFENDrax the Destroyer, Gamora and Thanos created by JIM STARLIN
With Special Thanks toARNOLD DRAKE • GENE COLAN • PAUL PELLETIER • TIMOTHY GREEN II • ROGER STERN • JOHN BUSCEMA • SAL BUSCEMA • STAN LEE • DON HECK • JACK KIRBY • MIKE FRIEDRICH • STEVE ENGLEHART • STEVE GAN • MARKO DJURDJEVIC • MARV WOLFMAN

    Creator credits for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY characters:

    Rocket Racoon created by BILL MANTLO and KEITH GIFFEN
    Drax the Destroyer, Gamora and Thanos created by JIM STARLIN

    With Special Thanks to
    ARNOLD DRAKE • GENE COLAN • PAUL PELLETIER • TIMOTHY GREEN II • ROGER STERN • JOHN BUSCEMA • SAL BUSCEMA • STAN LEE • DON HECK • JACK KIRBY • MIKE FRIEDRICH • STEVE ENGLEHART • STEVE GAN • MARKO DJURDJEVIC • MARV WOLFMAN

    — 1 month ago with 734 notes
    #Arnold Drake  #Gene Colan  #paul pelletier  #timothy green ii  #roger stern  #john buscema  #sal buscema  #stan lee  #don heck  #jack kirby  #mike friedrich  #steve englehart  #steve gan  #marko djurdjevic  #marv wolfman  #bill mantlo  #keith giffen  #jim starlin  #Guardians of the Galaxy  #Rocket Raccoon  #drax the destroyer  #gamora  #thanos 
    "Brooklyn’s Comic Artists" at the Brooklyn Museum, 1974:
A Community Gallery Exhibition of the work of 13 Brooklyn professionals, Brooklyn’s Comic Book Artists includes original drawings and layouts by the creators of such popular comic books as “Batman” (Carmine Infantino), “Green Lantern” and “Spiderman” (Gil Kane), “Captain America” and “Fantastic Four” (Jack Kirby), “Little Anny Fanny” (Harvey Kurtzman), “Richie Rich” (Dom Sileo), and “Flash Gordon” (Al Williamson). Other comic books represented are “Deadman” (Neal Adams), “The Spirit” (Will Eisner), “Tommy Tomorrow” (Lee Elias) , “Archie” (Victor Gorelick) “Tarzan” (Joe Kubert), “El Diablo” (Gray Morrow) and “Creepy Comics” (Angelo Torres). A photographic essay explains the process of comic book production from conception to newsstand delivery. Organized by Phil Seuling, a Brooklyn high school teacher and founder of the annual New York City Comic Art Convention, the exhibition was installed by Richard Waller, Coordinator of the Community Gallery, with the aid of a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.

    "Brooklyn’s Comic Artists" at the Brooklyn Museum, 1974:

    A Community Gallery Exhibition of the work of 13 Brooklyn professionals, Brooklyn’s Comic Book Artists includes original drawings and layouts by the creators of such popular comic books as “Batman” (Carmine Infantino), “Green Lantern” and “Spiderman” (Gil Kane), “Captain America” and “Fantastic Four” (Jack Kirby), “Little Anny Fanny” (Harvey Kurtzman), “Richie Rich” (Dom Sileo), and “Flash Gordon” (Al Williamson). Other comic books represented are “Deadman” (Neal Adams), “The Spirit” (Will Eisner), “Tommy Tomorrow” (Lee Elias) , “Archie” (Victor Gorelick) “Tarzan” (Joe Kubert), “El Diablo” (Gray Morrow) and “Creepy Comics” (Angelo Torres). A photographic essay explains the process of comic book production from conception to newsstand delivery. Organized by Phil Seuling, a Brooklyn high school teacher and founder of the annual New York City Comic Art Convention, the exhibition was installed by Richard Waller, Coordinator of the Community Gallery, with the aid of a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.

    — 2 months ago with 12 notes
    #brooklyn museum  #carmine infantino  #gil kane  #steve ditko  #jack kirby  #harvey kurtzman  #dom sileo  #al williamson  #will eisner  #lee elias  #victor gorelick  #joe kubert  #gray morrow  #angelo torres  #phil seuling 
    highway62:

Intrapanel updated with the shakes.
intrapanel:

Wherein Wally Wood delineates the DTs quite effectively.
THE SANDMAN #6 (v.1)
1975, DC Comics
Michael Fleischer script, Jack Kirby pencils, Wally Wood inks




Surely the panel owes a debt to this scene from Melville’s LE CERCLE ROUGE?

    highway62:

    Intrapanel updated with the shakes.

    intrapanel:

    Wherein Wally Wood delineates the DTs quite effectively.

    THE SANDMAN #6 (v.1)

    1975, DC Comics

    Michael Fleischer script, Jack Kirby pencils, Wally Wood inks

    Surely the panel owes a debt to this scene from Melville’s LE CERCLE ROUGE?

    — 3 months ago with 19 notes
    #jean-pierre melville  #jack kirby  #michael fleisher  #Wally Wood 
    Ant-Man will give it to you.From Fantastic Four #16, April 1963. Art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. Words by Stan Lee.

    Ant-Man will give it to you.

    From Fantastic Four #16, April 1963. Art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. Words by Stan Lee.

    — 4 months ago with 73 notes
    #ant-man  #fantastic four  #jack kirby  #dick ayers  #stan lee