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KIRBYOLOGY: The Sheer Energy of That Hammering of Mad and Beautiful Ideas

KIRBYOLOGY: The Sheer Energy of That Hammering of Mad and Beautiful Ideas

Understatement alert: Jack Kirby’s career was characterized by an excess of ideas. Giants of the Promethean Galaxy! An epic beginning with an epilogue! The first romance comic! The Silver Surfer! The Black Racer! Paranex the Fighting Fetus! MODOK! Home Geneticus! Odin’s hats! The pinnacle of that excess, I reckon, was the 1970s, when Kirby was

COMIC LOVE: This Is How the World Ends

It’s amazing how much we want to see ourselves reflected in the animal kingdom. From horoscopic astrological signs to Disney’s The Lion King, we seem to desperately want to understand humans by terms of bestial natures and vice versa. We ascribe personalities to all manner of animals — from those snooty giraffes at the zoo

COMIC LOVE: Pick Your Apocalypse

So, it seems the world didn’t end as planned. No earth-shaking apocalypse or mind-changing revelation occurred on December 21st — just some last minute Christmas shopping and a whole lot of Twitter commentary about how wrong the Maya were (P.S. They weren’t. Y’all just misunderstood them.). Real life isn’t like the comic books, after all.

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