ARCHIVES

REVIEW: Simon and Kirby Library

There are three big-bang moments in the history of American comic books. One: the publication of the first pulp magazines devoted solely to comic strips. Two: the first appearance of Superman, the invention that cannily repackaged and updated several widely loved popular characters into the first superhero. And finally, the major artistic advances that came […]

Read More

5 Essential Books For Every FANBOY

Okay, you think you know everything about comics. You’ve read the classic DC and Marvel runs, studied Kirby and Ditko, and know the first appearance of the Black Panther and the Red Tornado–but there comes a time when you have to go beyond reading comics and start learning about them. Here’s five books to get […]

Read More

Jack Kirby is the King of Kickstarter

Jeremy Kirby, Jack Kirby’s grandson, started a Kickstarter campaign yesterday that has almost doubled its goal of $7,500!  The campaign is to fund a hardcover coffee table book titled The Life and Time of Jack Kirby featuring hundreds of personal photographs, artwork and a never-before-seen play written by his grandfather called Frog Prince. In the […]

Read More

Chris Wisnia’s Mind-Bending Giant Monster Book MONSTROSIS!

One of the great unintended tragedies of the current comic book movie craze is that the comics themselves are becoming increasingly vanilla. With so much at stake for these concepts as “intellectual property,” and with sales of comics stagnating, most publishers are reluctant to launch any book that doesn’t have the obvious potential (“hook”) to […]

Read More

Kirby: Genesis #8 Review

The main Kirby: Genesis series comes to an end with issue 8. Here’s the official description from Dynamite: The Lightning Lady’s cosmic Hive threatens all of Earth — unless Captain Victory, Silver Star and the other assembled heroes can destroy it. And deep within, Kirby must reawaken the humanity of the Midnight Swan, or Bobbi is […]

Read More