Kirby: King of Comics

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Jack Kirby created or co-created some of comic booksí most popular characters including Captain America, The X-Men, The Hulk, The Fantastic Four, The Mighty Thor, Darkseid, and The New Gods.

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More significantly, he created much of the visual language for fantasy and adventure comics. There were comics before Kirby, but for the most part their page layout, graphics, and visual dynamic aped what was being done in syndicated newspaper strips. Almost everything that was different about comic books began in the forties on the drawing table of Jack Kirby. This is his story by one who knew him wellóthe authorized celebration of the one and only ìKing of Comicsî and his groundbreaking work. 'I donít think itís any accident that . . . the entire Marvel universe and the entire DC universe are all pinned or rooted on Kirbyís concepts.' óMichael Chabon Original pull-out poster art by Alex Ross.

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Author Jack Kirby, Mark Evanier (editor)
Publisher Abrams Books
Page Count 224pp
Publication Size 9" x 12.5"
Publication Notes Hardcover, Color
Publication Date 2008
ISBN 978-0810994478

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