Notes On Jack Kirby: His Influence, Integrity, And Endless Inspiration.

September 2, 2014
Notes On Jack Kirby: His Influence, Integrity, And Endless Inspiration.

Jack Kirby impacted the medium of comics in many ways: he invented and reinvented visual vocabularies, he expanded the scope and scale of the superhero genre beyond simple notions of good and evil, he imagined infinite infinities filled with spotted black energy dots and twisting jungles of machinery.  He’s known as “The King”, as creator and destroyer of worlds, as the man who brought ‘cosmic’ to comics, as one of the true artistic visionaries of the 20th century. Last Thursday, August 28th, would have been Jack Kirby’s 97th birthday, and I put together a few posts for ComicsAlliance to celebrate the occasion: one compiling some of my favorite covers that he drew for DC comics, and a couple (1, 2) bringing together an amazing assortment of comic creators to offer impressions his work.  So...
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