A bold travelogue of the imagination — coming this winter…

2022 looks like it’ll get off to a soaring start for Jack Kirby fans — with TwoMorrows’ upcoming Jack Kirby Collector issues.

Issue #82 features a dive into the many worlds and universes imagined by the King and Issue #83 will highlight Kirby’s “famous firsts.”

Dig these official descriptions:


Winter 2022 – 84-page FULL-COLOR magazine

Strap in for the ride of your life, as Jack Kirby Collector #82 boldly goes where no Kirby publication has gone before! It’s “The Many Worlds Of Jack Kirby,” from exploring the depths of Sub-Atomica, to the cosmic expanse of outer space in Jack’s strips. We’ll visit Kirby’s work from World War II, the Fourth World, and his hidden worlds of Subterranea, Wakanda, Olympia, Lemuria, Atlantis, the Microverse, and others! Then we’ll travel across the pond for the 2021 WonderCon Kirby panel, featuring true Brits Jonathan Ross and Neil Gaiman, and moderated by Mark Evanier. Plus a gallery of Kirby pencil art from 2001, Machine Man, Devil Dinosaur, and more! Edited by John Morrow.


Spring 2022 – 84-page FULL-COLOR magazine

Jack Kirby Collector #83 presents “Famous Firsts”, documenting the ways Jack was a pioneer in comics and life! From being the first mainstream creator to work coast-to-coast, to helping launch today’s Direct Market of comic book distribution, his innovations are countless, and we’re showcasing some major ones, including: the Romance Comics genre, Kid Gangs, double-page spreads, Black heroes, new formats, super-hero satire, and more! Featuring our regular columnists, and the 2021 Kirby Virtual Panel from Comic-Con International, moderated by Mark Evanier. Plus a gallery of Jack’s pencil art from Captain America, Jimmy Olsen, Captain Victory, Destroyer Duck, Black Panther, unseen animation concepts, and more! Featuring a Fighting American cover by Kirby and Mike Machlan! Edited by John Morrow.

A few thoughts:

Jack Kirby Collector #82 is due Jan. 5, 2022, give or take a week or two. It lists for $10.95.

Jack Kirby Collector #83 is due April 27, 2022, also give or take a week or two. It also lists for $10.95.

— Both mags will be available at comics shops and magazine sellers but you can already pre-order both through publisher TwoMorrows. Click here for Issue #82 and click here for Issue #83.


— JACK KIRBY’s Rare 1960s Baseball Card Art to Get Spotlight. Click here.

— Dig This Upcoming Celebration of JACK KIRBY’s DC Legacy. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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