Author Archives: Mark Peters

KIRBYOLOGY!: Heirs to Weirdness (and Badassness), Michel Fiffe and Benjamin Marra

KIRBYOLOGY!: Heirs to Weirdness (and Badassness), Michel Fiffe and Benjamin Marra

Jack Kirby never got the credit and money he deserved when alive, but after leaving Marvel for DC in 1970, he did enjoy a certain degree of freedom. Sure, DC made some insane changes to his work — like redrawing Superman’s heads to match their house style — but the content of Kirby’s 1970s comics

KIRBYOLOGY!: That Familiar Orange Monster (You Know Who)

Jack Kirby was a bit of a prophet, but he didn’t always foresee a rosy future of helpful satellites and friendly mother boxes. As Elana Levin pointed out in a fantastic article about a Forever People story, Kirby’s Glorious Godfrey is an uncanny dead ringer for a certain commander-in-chief. But I’m seeing familiar orange monstrosities

KIRBYOLOGY!: Talking Kirby and Thor with Tom Scioli

All comic book artists are at least a little Kirbyesque, whether they know it or not. Jack Kirby’s insane resume of superhero, war, crime, sci-fi, and romance comics makes his influence inescapable. But the most blatantly Kirbyesque artist is probably Tom Scioli, who wears Kirby’s influence on his sleeve in projects such as Final Frontier,

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