Jack Kirby

  1. Entertainment

    Jack Kirby’s Concept Art For The Fake Sci-Fi Film In Argo Goes Up For Auction

    Attention well-off comic nerds and history buffs! The original Jack Kirby concept art for the fake film featured in last year's critically acclaimed film Argo is going up for auction this week. That means you could soon be the owner of Jack Kirby drawings that helped save the lives of U.S. diplomats during the Iranian hostage crisis.

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  2. Entertainment

    Knit Version of a Fantastic Four Comic Book Cover

    What could be better than paying homage to fond comic book-related memories by taking your favorite 1966 Jack Kirby Fantastic Four cover and recapturing it in the time-honored medium of felt knitting. Don't ask D. Campbell MacKinlay, because he doesn't have an answer. The level of detail MacKinlay captures is pretty impressive, mimicking the orginal cover right down to the price and date. Even better, he's enhanced the work by making The Thing's fists literally pop out at you. Take that, 3D TV.

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  3. Entertainment

    My Little Super Ponies

    We always enjoy seeing the odd My Little Pony toy-mod around the inter-tubes, and today we were delighted to be lead to Jodi Moisan's gallery of My Little Ponies painted up as an enormous selection of Marvel and DC superheroes. That's Jack Kirby and Captain America above, natch. Our favorites below.

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  4. Entertainment

    Tomorrow is Read Comics In Public Day

    Tomorrow isn't just Saturday, and it isn't just the birthday of Jack Kirby, creator of nearly everything about Silver Age Marvel and DC comics that was off its rocker. It's also the the first annual International Read Comics In Public Day. IRCIPD is the brainchild of Brian Heater and Sarah Morean, editors of The Daily Crosshatch. Heater explains:
    Like so many great things in this world, Read Comics in Public Day has its roots in a joke. I don’t remember the exact wording, but it was something off-handed about reading novels on the train, because I was too embarrassed to read comics in public. Like many good jokes, that one had its root in the truth.

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