JACK KIRBY: ANIMATED — A History of the King in Cartoons Is Coming Your Way

Jumping off the printed page…

Jack Kirby is synonymous with comics. That is, after all, why he’s called the King.

But as most hardcore fans know, he also had a strong relationship with the world of animation — and TwoMorrows’ Jack Kirby Collector #85 is dedicated to those moving pictures.

Dig the official description:


Fall 2022 – 84-page FULL-COLOR magazine

Jack Kirby Collector #85 brings to life “Kirby: Animated”, detailing how Kirby and his concepts leaped from celluloid, to paper, and back again! From his 1930s start on Popeye and Betty Boop and his work being used on the 1960s Marvel Super-Heroes show, to Fantastic Four (in both 1967 and 1978), Super Friends/Super Powers, Scooby-Doo, Thundarr the Barbarian, and Ruby-Spears: it’s the ultimate look at Jack’s work in, and influence on, animation! Then comics and animation’s Evan Dorkin talks about his Kirby inspirations and an abandoned Kamandi animated series. Plus our regular columnists, and from 2017’s Baltimore Comic-Con: Mark Evanier celebrates Kirby’s 100th birthday with Tom King, Walter Simonson, Mark Buckingham, Jerry Ordway, Dean Haspiel, John K. Snyder III, and the Kirby Museum’s Rand Hoppe. With a gallery of Jack’s pencil art, and an unpublished Kirby cover inked by Evan Dorkin. Edited by John Morrow.

A couple thoughts:

— The issue is due Dec. 21, 2022. It will be available at comics shops and magazine sellers but you can already pre-order it directly from TwoMorrows. Click here.

— Wanna see what other Jack Kirby Collector issues are on the schedule now? You definitely do. Click here.


— THE MARVEL SUPER HEROES: The Origin of the ’60s Cartoon Series. Click here.

— BEHOLD, TRUE BELIEVERS! Your Guide to the MARVEL Cartoons of the ’60s! Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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