THE KING 101: 13 Comics Pros Pay Tribute to JACK KIRBY

A centennial plus one…

Last year was the 100th anniversary of Jack Kirby’s birth, which was widely celebrated by the comics world. (Kirby was born Aug. 28, 1917.) Between the special-edition comics and books that came out — not to mention our own sizeable salutes (click here) — it’s tough to top it all a year later.

What to do?

Well, a year ago, we serialized 13 selections from TwoMorrows’ Kirby 100, a marvelous book edited by Jon B. Cooke and John Morrow that collected tributes from 100 comics pros. We’re talking about folks like Walter Simonson, John Byrne, Dave Gibbons, Mike Allred and Alex Ross.

Seemed like the best approach this time around was to put a spotlight on their comments again. It’s always best when comics pros discuss their own. So check out the links below, where you’ll find commentary from some of the industry’s most interesting creators:

LINKS

— ALLEN BELLMAN on CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #5. Click here.

— WALTER SIMONSON on JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #113, With THOR. Click here.

— MIKE ALLRED on NEW GODS #9. Click here.

— JOHN BYRNE on THIS MAN… THIS MONSTER! Click here.

— DAVE GIBBONS on Kirby’s Sci-Fi and ALARMING TALES #3. Click here.

— MARIE SEVERIN Pays Tribute to the King. Click here.

— ALEX ROSS on SANDMAN #4. Click here.

— CRAIG YOE on FIN FANG FOOM. Click here.

— JOHN ROMITA SR. on CAPTAIN AMERICA and the KING. Click here.

— CLIFF GALBRAITH on KIRBY’S Muscular Monster Machinery. Click here.

— KELLEY JONES on THOR, HERCULES … and MOM! Click here.

— JERRY ORDWAY on MISTER MIRACLE #1 and the FOURTH WORLD. Click here.

— JON B. COOKE: The Making of KIRBY 100. Click here.

Kirby 100 is available now. You can get it through your comics shop, online retailers or through TwoMorrows directly. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Hey, how about Scott Shaw! on THE DINGBATS OF DANGER STREET? “!3” is unlucky unless you’re buying donuts.

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  2. I dig, I dig, I dig,…. that Alex Ross painted Kirby crackle. Don’t know why all the creative geniuses at Disney and Pixar don’t incorporate and pay more homage to the man. I mean, really!

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  3. Jack was the greatest visual story teller ever!

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