Kirby: King of Comics

Kirby: King of Comics


By (author) Mark Evanier, Other primary creator Alex Ross, Other primary creator Jack Kirby


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  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 241mm x 320mm x 28mm | 1,379g
  • Publication date: 25 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 081099447X
  • ISBN 13: 9780810994478
  • Illustrations note: cl200 / bw / tt200 illustrations, cl / bw / tt photographs
  • Sales rank: 62,971

Product description

Jack Kirby created or co-created some of comic books' most popular characters including Captain America, The X-Men, The Hulk, The Fantastic Four, The Mighty Thor, Darkseid and The New Gods. 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 well - the authorized celebration of the one and only 'King of Comics' and his groundbreaking work.

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Author information

Mark Evanier met Jack Kirby in 1969 and became his assistant and official biographer. A writer and historian, Evanier has written more than 500 comics for Disney, Gold Key, DC Comics and Marvel Comics, several hundred hours of television (including eight seasons of Garfield) and is the author of Mad Art (2002). He has three Emmy Award nominations and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Writers Guild of America.