Monday, August 27, 2012
Today would've been Jack Kirby's 95th birthday. If I can slim down my over-all worship of the comic book medium down to one hero, it would be Jack. The imagination, quality, and staggering out-put that he managed over his career will never be equalled. Even though he hasn't been with us since 1994, there are still magazines and books that frequently print unpublished art.
I miss Jack Kirby, but am kinda glad that despite having read a ton of his work, I still have to get caught up with reading his entire library. If you thought that The Avengers movie was awesome, or think that Spider-man has a great costume, or have a special place in your heart for The Hulk (the list goes on endlessly)...you have the King of comics to thank for your geeky joy and entertainment.