​12 Of The Craziest Characters Created By Jack "King" Kirby

Jack Kirby was a genius, one of the forefathers of the entire comic industry, and a man with limitless imagination. He was also kind of insane. Besides creating Captain America, the X-Men and countless other heroes and villains, he produced some of the weirdest comics ever made. Here are only a few of Kirby's craziest… » 7/24/14 11:11am 7/24/14 11:11am

Crowdfund A Musical Fantasy Web Series And A Play About Jack Kirby

Want to see a web series set in a land where singing controls magic? How about a play about the life of Jack Kirby, an audiobook of Catherine Asaro's short stories, a series of science fiction romance comics, or the weirdest puppet show ever to grace the Internet? They're all looking for a little crowdfunding help. » 5/30/14 2:40pm 5/30/14 2:40pm

​Marvel at a Museum Dedicated to One of Comics' Greatest Artists

Captain America, the Hulk, Fantastic Four... If you read superhero comics, you've probably liked a character created or co-created by Jack Kirby. He made the battles of superheroes like Thor feel larger than life but he also grew up fighting in the streets of New York City's gritty Lower East Side neighborhood. And… » 11/12/13 5:50pm 11/12/13 5:50pm

Black Kirby and Janelle Monae: The New Cutting Edge of Afrofuturism

Afrofuturism, the movement that puts people of African descent at the center of futuristic and science-fictional ideals, has gotten a new avatar in the form of singer Janelle Monae. But there's also a new book coming out, two new art shows, an Octavia Butler graphic novel, and much, much more. » 10/01/13 11:42am 10/01/13 11:42am

Alan Moore's lost ‘80s project resurfaces in This Week’s Comics

When Alan Moore wasn’t busy making Watchmen in the '80s, he was writing a screenplay for a twisted version of Beauty and the Beast titled Fashion Beast. This lost epic finally arrives as a graphic novel this week, along with Jeff Lemire’s new Vertigo series, the Dark Tower finale, a Robocop you never saw and more! » 8/06/13 3:20pm 8/06/13 3:20pm

Lost Jack Kirby storyboards show the insane world that could have been …

Ben Affleck's hit movie Argo owes everything to a movie called Lord of Light, an adaptation of a Roger Zelazny novel. Lord of Light sat in development hell until CIA operative Tony Mendez renamed it Argo and used this insane scifi movie as a cover story to smuggle 6 Americans home from Iran. » 2/21/13 3:00pm 2/21/13 3:00pm

What if Jack Kirby and Ed Wood teamed up to fight wizards during WWII?

In the midst of World War II, Future comics legend Jack Kirby and future so-bad-it's-entertaining director Ed Wood wake up far from their regiments and find themselves caught in a mystical battle for the fate of the world. In the strange short film The King & the Worst, take on sorcerers and gets some ideas for… » 7/28/12 11:00am 7/28/12 11:00am

Designing The Avengers: The Art of Marvel's Most Ambitious Movie

The Avengers isn't just the culmination of five big superhero movies over a four-year period — it's also the culmination of years of design work. When Marvel started preparing to bring its marquee heroes together in one giant adventure, some of the industry's most talented designers had to spend years working on… » 5/02/12 2:04pm 5/02/12 2:04pm

R.I.P. Joe Simon, Co-Creator of Captain America and Countless Other…

Joe Simon is a comics legend, for his role in creating the iconic superhero Captain America alone. But in recent years, many of us have gained a new appreciation for all his other great work with seminal artist Jack Kirby. He also co-created the 1940s version of the Sandman, plus some other great Golden Age… » 12/15/11 11:33am 12/15/11 11:33am

What if Iggy Pop was Kamandi the Last Boy on Earth?

Over at the ever-entertaining Comic Twart, illustrator Tom Fowler and colorist Kyle Latino have realized that Stooges-era Iggy Pop had some interesting parallels with Jack Kirby's Last Boy on Earth. This would have been my third favorite Iggy Pop film role, right after Yelgrun and The Adventures of Pete and Pete. » 11/06/11 10:10am 11/06/11 10:10am