History Creator / JackKirby

21st Sep '16 9:40:22 AM JamesAustin
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21st Sep '16 9:32:14 AM JamesAustin
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14th Sep '16 12:07:15 PM Ma35tro
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After this came the famous early Marvel period, where the Lee-and-Kirby team built the Marvel Universe from the ground up. However, towards the end of the 70s, the increased prominence of natural showman Lee and unfavourable working conditions led Kirby to become disillusioned with the company and leave. After Kirby left Marvel, he went to Creator/DCComics and created "The Fourth World" series, ''ComicBook/NewGods'', ''The Forever People'' and ''Mister Miracle'' as well as insisting on taking over ''Superman's Pal, ComicBook/JimmyOlsen'' which didn't have an assigned art team so he wouldn't cause anyone to lose their job. In those titles, Kirby created a grand cosmic mythos he planned to have reprinted into bound volumes for resale. Unfortunately, this idea was around 15 years ahead of its time and DC's publisher, Carmine Infantino, pulled the plug before Kirby could see the project through. ''Comicbook/NewGods'' was reportedly his favourite of his works, and is commonly regarded by Kirby fans and scholars as his greatest achievement.

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After this came the famous early Marvel period, where the Lee-and-Kirby team built the Marvel Universe from the ground up. However, towards the end of the 70s, the increased prominence of natural showman Lee and unfavourable working conditions led Kirby to become disillusioned with the company and leave. After Kirby left Marvel, he went to Creator/DCComics and created "The Fourth World" series, ''ComicBook/NewGods'', ''The Forever People'' and ''Mister Miracle'' as well as insisting on taking over ''Superman's Pal, ComicBook/JimmyOlsen'' which didn't have an assigned art team so he wouldn't cause anyone to lose their job. In those titles, Kirby created a grand cosmic mythos [[WritingForTheTrade he planned to have reprinted into bound volumes for resale.resale]]. Unfortunately, this idea was around 15 years ahead of its time and DC's publisher, Carmine Infantino, pulled the plug before Kirby could see the project through. ''Comicbook/NewGods'' was reportedly his favourite of his works, and is commonly regarded by Kirby fans and scholars as his greatest achievement.
2nd Jul '16 12:30:54 PM moloch
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* TakeThat: A famous one in ''Comicbook/NewGods'', where [[MeaningfulName Funky Flashman]], his angry take on Creator/StanLee, lives in a [[Creator/MarvelComics crumbling house]] with a sycophantic manservant based on Roy Thomas, and gets his meagre cash by rooting around in a container shaped like ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Jack's head.]]'' Oh, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and he wears a toupée.]]

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* TakeThat: A famous one in ''Comicbook/NewGods'', where [[MeaningfulName Funky Flashman]], his angry take on Creator/StanLee, lives in a [[Creator/MarvelComics crumbling house]] with a sycophantic manservant based on Roy Thomas, and gets his meagre cash by rooting around in a container shaped like ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Jack's head.]]'' Oh, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and he wears a toupée.]]
]][[note]]Seriously, this was a surprisingly big deal - the fact that Stan wore a toupée was an open secret till now, but Kirby was the first to actually say it out loud.[[/note]]
2nd Jul '16 12:23:07 PM moloch
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Kirby started designing the New Gods in the late '60s at Marvel, where they would have been a post-Ragnarok continuation of Thor. What's less well-known is that OMAC started life as a Captain-America-in-the-future pitch.
** During TheSeventies, Kirby was the conceptual art designer for an aborted attempt to produce a film based on Roger Zelazny's 1967 novel ''Literature/LordOfLight''. His art was later re-used for the [[Film/{{Argo}} CIA's fake movie "Argo"]]. He even gets a split-second cameo in the film! (The art actually seen in the film, however, isn't his, or even much like it.)
** Kirby produced the first 17 pages of an adaptation of one of his favourite series, Patrick [=McGoohan's=] ''Series/ThePrisoner''. Unfortunately, the series never materialised, but [[http://www.theredcircle.com/blog/2009/11/15/jkirby-tprsnr/ some art can be found online.]]

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Kirby started designing the New Gods in the late '60s at Marvel, where they would have been a post-Ragnarok continuation of Thor. What's less well-known is that OMAC started life as a Captain-America-in-the-future pitch.
** During TheSeventies, Kirby was the conceptual art designer for an aborted attempt to produce a film based on Roger Zelazny's 1967 novel ''Literature/LordOfLight''. His art was later re-used for the [[Film/{{Argo}} CIA's fake movie "Argo"]]. He even gets a split-second cameo in the film! (The art actually seen in the film, however, isn't his, or even much like it.)
** Kirby produced the first 17 pages of an adaptation of one of his favourite series, Patrick [=McGoohan's=] ''Series/ThePrisoner''. Unfortunately, the series never materialised, but [[http://www.theredcircle.com/blog/2009/11/15/jkirby-tprsnr/ some art can be found online.]]
2nd Jul '16 12:02:25 PM moloch
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*** The [[ComicBookAdaptation adaptation]] of Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey, which introduced...



*** The [[ComicBookAdaptation adaptation]] of Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey
30th Jun '16 1:20:05 AM narm00
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'''Jack "[[RedBaron The King]]" Kirby''' (August 28, 1917 February 6, 1994, born Jacob Kurtzberg) is, quite simply, one of the most important and influential artists and writers ''ever'' in American comics. This is the man who created or co-created ''dozens'' of classic characters for [[Creator/DCComics DC]] and [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel]], and he is universally considered one the masters of the medium, on a par with Creator/OsamuTezuka, Creator/WillEisner or Creator/{{Moebius}}.


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'''Jack "[[RedBaron The King]]" Kirby''' (August 28, 1917 February 6, 1994, born Jacob Kurtzberg) is, quite simply, one of the most important and influential artists and writers ''ever'' in American comics. This is the man who created or co-created ''dozens'' of classic characters for [[Creator/DCComics DC]] and [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel]], and he is universally considered one of the masters of the medium, on a par with Creator/OsamuTezuka, Creator/WillEisner or Creator/{{Moebius}}.

Creator/{{Moebius}}.



* ArmyScout: He pulled this duty when he was a private in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII when an officer learned he was an artist. It was only time he regretted his calling while trying to survive that dangerous posting.

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* ArmyScout: He pulled this duty when he was a private in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII when an officer learned he was an artist. It was the only time he regretted his calling while trying to survive that dangerous posting.posting.
* AuthorAppeal: AncientAstronauts, the ReluctantWarrior and kid gangs are the clearest examples.



* AuthorAppeal: AncientAstronauts, the ReluctantWarrior and kid gangs are the clearest examples.



* DudeWheresMyRespect: During his first Marvel period, one of the things that really rankled him is how he was treated like mere hired help when Creator/StanLee got all the plaudits for the Franchise/MarvelUniverse to the point where some reporters thought he ''drew'' the stories Kirby did. And unfortunately, this is ''still'' the case, since Jack didn't live to experience the profile boost given to Stan Lee by the modern movie adaptations of their work.
* ExecutiveMeddling: When he created the Mighty Thor, he planned to have the hero's story eventually end with Ragnarok, like in the original myths. When the Powers that Be vetoed this final end, he went on to create the New Gods, whose story he intended to end with final battle between Orion and his father, Darkseid. When the Powers that Be vetoes this final end, he went on to create the Eternals, which he intended to end with the ultimate confrontation with the Celestials. When the Powers that Be... and so on.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: During his first Marvel period, one of the things that really rankled him is was how he was treated like mere hired help when Creator/StanLee got all the plaudits for the Franchise/MarvelUniverse to the point where some reporters thought he ''drew'' the stories Kirby did. And unfortunately, this is ''still'' the case, since Jack didn't live to experience the profile boost given to Stan Lee by the modern movie adaptations of their work.
* ExecutiveMeddling: When he created the Mighty Thor, he planned to have the hero's story eventually end with Ragnarok, like in the original myths. When the Powers that Be vetoed this final end, he went on to create the New Gods, whose story he intended to end with a final battle between Orion and his father, Darkseid. When the Powers that Be vetoes vetoed this final end, he went on to create the Eternals, which he intended to end with the ultimate confrontation with the Celestials. When the Powers that Be... and so on.



* HeAlsoDid: Kirby became an animator for [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer Studios]] in the late 1930's, but felt it was like working in a factory, espeically when he had to be an inbetweener [[note]]The animators who have to do the animation between major positions of animated objects and characters[[/note]] so his tenure there was brief. In the early 1980's, Kirby returned to animation as a production designer and found it a whole different experience with the younger staff who did the grunt work themselves and treated him with awe.

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* HeAlsoDid: Kirby became an animator for [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer Studios]] in the late 1930's, 1930s, but felt it was like working in a factory, espeically when he had to be an inbetweener [[note]]The animators who have to do the animation between major positions of animated objects and characters[[/note]] so his tenure there was brief. In the early 1980's, 1980s, Kirby returned to animation as a production designer and found it a whole different experience with the younger staff who did the grunt work themselves and treated him with awe.



** During TheSeventies, Jack Kirby was the conceptual art designer for an aborted attempt to produce a film based on Roger Zelazny's 1967 novel ''Literature/LordOfLight''. His art was later re-used for the [[Film/{{Argo}} CIA's fake movie ''Argo'']]. He even gets a split-second cameo in the film! (The art actually seen in the film, however, isn't his, or even much like it.)

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** During TheSeventies, Jack Kirby was the conceptual art designer for an aborted attempt to produce a film based on Roger Zelazny's 1967 novel ''Literature/LordOfLight''. His art was later re-used for the [[Film/{{Argo}} CIA's fake movie ''Argo'']]."Argo"]]. He even gets a split-second cameo in the film! (The art actually seen in the film, however, isn't his, or even much like it.)
17th Apr '16 2:35:16 PM ThallianGold
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** DC-side, it's pretty common to render Dan "Terrible" Turpin like this, though it's unclear if Kirby intended such.
8th Feb '16 6:50:47 AM Freshmeat
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After this came the famous early Marvel period, where the Lee-and-Kirby team built the Marvel Universe from the ground up. However, towards the end of the 70s, the increased prominence of natural showman Lee and unfavourable working conditions led Kirby to become disillusioned with the company and leave. After Kirby left Marvel, he went to Creator/DCComics and created "The Fourth World" series, ''ComicBook/NewGods'', ''The Forever People'' and ''Mister Miracle'' as well as insisting on taking over ''Superman's Pal, ComicBook/JimmyOlsen'' which didn't have an assigned art team so he wouldn't cause anyone to lose their job. In those titles, Kirby created a grand cosmic mythos he planned to have reprinted into bound volumes for resale. Unfortunately, this idea was around 15 years ahead of its time and DC's publisher, Carmine Infantino, pulled the plug before Kirby could see the project through. ''Comicbook/NewGods'' was reportedly his favourite of his works, and is commonly regarded by Kirby fans and scholars as his [[MagnumOpus greatest achievement]].

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After this came the famous early Marvel period, where the Lee-and-Kirby team built the Marvel Universe from the ground up. However, towards the end of the 70s, the increased prominence of natural showman Lee and unfavourable working conditions led Kirby to become disillusioned with the company and leave. After Kirby left Marvel, he went to Creator/DCComics and created "The Fourth World" series, ''ComicBook/NewGods'', ''The Forever People'' and ''Mister Miracle'' as well as insisting on taking over ''Superman's Pal, ComicBook/JimmyOlsen'' which didn't have an assigned art team so he wouldn't cause anyone to lose their job. In those titles, Kirby created a grand cosmic mythos he planned to have reprinted into bound volumes for resale. Unfortunately, this idea was around 15 years ahead of its time and DC's publisher, Carmine Infantino, pulled the plug before Kirby could see the project through. ''Comicbook/NewGods'' was reportedly his favourite of his works, and is commonly regarded by Kirby fans and scholars as his [[MagnumOpus greatest achievement]].achievement.
23rd Sep '15 8:28:48 PM nombretomado
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His incredibly unique art style and bombastic storytelling made him one of the most imitated creators in western comics history. KirbyDots are named after the artist's distinctive rendering of {{Battle Aura}}s, also nicknamed, "the Kirby Krackle". He died of heart failure in 1994 at the age of 76, or at least that's what {{Galactus}} ''wants'' us to believe. Due to his speed in creating well-received comics, there exists something called the "Kirby Barrier"; breaking the barrier means that you've created a quality comic in under a week, a surprisingly difficult feat.

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His incredibly unique art style and bombastic storytelling made him one of the most imitated creators in western comics history. KirbyDots are named after the artist's distinctive rendering of {{Battle Aura}}s, also nicknamed, "the Kirby Krackle". He died of heart failure in 1994 at the age of 76, or at least that's what {{Galactus}} ComicBook/{{Galactus}} ''wants'' us to believe. Due to his speed in creating well-received comics, there exists something called the "Kirby Barrier"; breaking the barrier means that you've created a quality comic in under a week, a surprisingly difficult feat.
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