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Same Kirby cover article, new home…

http://www.salon.com/writer/steven_brower/

I have an article up on the PRINT website on Jack Kirby:

http://imprint.printmag.com/books/you-can’t-judge-kirby-by-his-covers/

One thing unmentioned in the article is that there is a boycott of all things Marvel/Disney which I fully support.

http://www.change.org/petitions/marvel-entertainment-give-credit-and-royalties-to-jack-kirby-and-his-family

As the petition says Kirby played a primary role in the creation of the “Marvel Universe” now worth billions, yet receives no such credit and his heirs are not paid any royalties. Kirby is one of many other comic book creators who have been treated shabbily over the years. The Kirby estate is currently appealing a court decision in favor of Marvel/Disney and now is the time to send Marvel a message.

The art is by Jack Kirby with inks and colors by me. Kirby was my earliest artistic role model and never before has his influence on our culture been more profound. Beyond the comics page through film and television his archetypes, creations and co-creations have become our new mythology: the list is staggering: Captain America, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Thor, the X-Men, the Silver Surfer, the New Gods, just to name a few.

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kirbymuseum.org

There is a new book out by Mark Evanier, Kirby: King of Comics, which I have reviewed for Print Magazine. This is a “coffee table” art book, with beautiful reproductions, from H.N. Abrams publisher.

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