Posts Tagged ‘Jack Kirby’

Simon & Kirby’s Newsboys

Posted by on September 29th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
I've always been mildly discombobulated by the question of who inked Kirby. In the early years of their partnership, we've all assumed that Kirby penciled (because that's where the energy in the pictures originated, in the pencils, and Kirby was notorious for not wanting to ink his work (like drawing it twice, he'd say) and Simon inked. In various places, however, I've read that the only authentic Simon and Kirby collaboration, with Simon inking Kirby, was in the Blue Bolt stories, the first of their joint endeavors. Simon's contribution to the partnership was to write the stories and to market their product. Very soon, apparently, these assignments had elbowed any possibility of inking out of the studio, and the two recruited inkers from whoever was walking by the door, which, in those early days, included a lot of highly talented artists.

SDCC 2010: Recapturing Copyright

Posted by on August 5th, 2010 at 12:05 AM

Mighty Thor re-design by Jack Kirby and Don Heck, ©2010 The Kirby Estate.

Copyright lawyer Marc Greenberg discusses recent developments in the Superman case (Siegel v. DC) and the Jack Kirby estate's claims against Marvel Entertainment, in a presentation for the Comics Arts Conference. Recorded on Thursday, July 22. (Downloadable MP3 audiofile, 10.7MB.)

Golden Age Friday: Jack Kirby

Posted by on July 2nd, 2010 at 9:00 AM
Some ugly mugs and a classic Kirby demon

Welcome to and Oh, By the Way, A Brief History of Comics Criticism While I’m At It

Posted by on December 14th, 2009 at 1:42 AM

I have been advised that I should welcome everyone to the shiny new digital incarnation of The Comics Journal here at, and indeed I do, but all I could come up with in terms of an introduction-of-sorts were

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