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14th Nov '17 1:52:50 PM BeastC
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* ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', which was released during Kirby's centennial, uses the Crackle more blatantly. Most prominently in portals such as the one Hela first steps out of in her first appearance.
11th Nov '17 3:30:21 AM lillolillo
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** In ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl1982 Supergirl Vol 2]]'' issue #21 they show up every time someone powers up, gives off energy or fires energy bolts.
8th Nov '17 9:25:59 PM mat
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Kirby Dots are a method of showing a crackle of energy such as a lightning bolt or a BattleAura. They've been widely used in US superhero comics ever since they were first developed, by influential artist Creator/JackKirby in the 1960s. Sometimes referred to as 'Kirby Crackle'.

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Kirby Dots are a method of showing a crackle of energy such as a lightning bolt or a BattleAura. They've been widely used in US superhero comics ever since they were first developed, developed by influential artist Creator/JackKirby in the 1960s. Sometimes referred to as 'Kirby Crackle'.
28th Oct '17 2:22:31 PM A.P.D.
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* In Marvel Comics, Galactus' Power Cosmic is represented with Kirby Crackle, having been first created by Kirby himself. In ''Silver Surfer'' (Vol. 8) #14, it's revealed the time-travelling Silver Surfer arbitrarily chose the Power Cosmic's signature to be red with black dots in the memory of his late wife Dawn Greenwood, whose clothing of choice was red with black dots.
15th Oct '17 7:33:22 AM lillolillo
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* Marvel Comics' Sunspot becomes solid black and is surrounded by Kirby Crackle when he powers up. (Originally. Lately, it's dark blue and mostly dotless.) ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', despite not being a particularly slavish adaptation, ''especially'' visually, rendered the dot effect perfectly, much better than you'd think it'd work onscreen. According to the Official Handbook, the dots are his powers affecting the dust around him and turning them black. But yeah, the dots are basically there to offset his otherwise monochromatic and boring design.

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* Marvel Comics' ''Franchise/XMen'': Sunspot becomes solid black and is surrounded by Kirby Crackle when he powers up. (Originally. Lately, it's dark blue and mostly dotless.) ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', despite not being a particularly slavish adaptation, ''especially'' visually, rendered the dot effect perfectly, much better than you'd think it'd work onscreen. According to the Official Handbook, the dots are his powers affecting the dust around him and turning them black. But yeah, the dots are basically there to offset his otherwise monochromatic and boring design.



* ''ComicBook/ThePain'' has used this [[http://www.thepaincomics.com/weekly070214a.htm to represent evil radiation]].
* Galacta ([[DistaffCounterpart daughter]] of Galactus) [[http://twitter.com/#!/Gali_girl/status/1873418623 reveals offhandedly]] on her [[CharacterBlog Twitter account]] that mere humans cannot perceive the Power Cosmic where it affects reality, and blanks it out in our minds. She further lampshades that some people call the visual result "Kirby Dots".
* The ''ComicBook/SpiderMan''-''[[ComicBook/FantasticFour Human Torch]]'' miniseries hung a lampshade on it. In the second issue, Spider-Man and the Torch trade "beats" to see who has it toughest, and Spidey accompanies the rest of the F4 on a trip to another dimension.

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* ''ComicBook/ThePain'' has used this [[http://www.thepaincomics.com/weekly070214a.htm to represent evil radiation]].
* Galacta ([[DistaffCounterpart daughter]] of Galactus) ComicBook/{{Galactus}}) [[http://twitter.com/#!/Gali_girl/status/1873418623 reveals offhandedly]] on her [[CharacterBlog Twitter account]] that mere humans cannot perceive the Power Cosmic where it affects reality, and blanks it out in our minds. She further lampshades that some people call the visual result "Kirby Dots".
* The ''ComicBook/SpiderMan''-''[[ComicBook/FantasticFour ''Franchise/SpiderMan''-''[[ComicBook/FantasticFour Human Torch]]'' miniseries hung a lampshade on it. In the second issue, Spider-Man and the Torch trade "beats" to see who has it toughest, and Spidey accompanies the rest of the F4 on a trip to another dimension.



* [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]]'s trademark attack involves charging up his fist with red or golden energy. It just looks ''wrong'' whenever it is shown without the Kirby krackle.
* In DC's ComicBook/{{New 52}}, this style of energy seems to be visual shorthand for things that tie into Fourth World stuff especially with OMAC and Earth 2's Al Pratt, characters whose powers are hinted at being consequences of New Gods tech. Perhaps only fitting, as it was Jack Kirby himself who originally created Fourth World and the New Gods.

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* [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist ''ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist'': Iron Fist]]'s Fist's trademark attack involves charging up his fist with red or golden energy. It just looks ''wrong'' whenever it is shown without the Kirby krackle.
* In DC's ComicBook/{{New 52}}, ''ComicBook/New52'', this style of energy seems to be visual shorthand for things that tie into Fourth World stuff especially with OMAC and Earth 2's Al Pratt, characters whose powers are hinted at being consequences of New Gods tech. Perhaps only fitting, as it was Jack Kirby himself who originally created Fourth World and the New Gods.Gods.
* In ''ComicBook/GothamCityGarage'', a green-and-white Kirby Krackle surrounds Big Barda every time she starts up her cosmic rod.



* In Franchise/{{Superman}} story ''Comicbook/WarWorld'', masses of black dots are frequently used to represent nebulas and the space void.

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** In ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'', Superman and Darkseid are surrounded by masses of orange and black dots while they fight on the surface of the Sun.
* In Franchise/{{Superman}} ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story ''Comicbook/WarWorld'', masses of black dots are frequently used to represent nebulas and the space void.



* In [[http://evil-inc.com/comic/when-worlds-collide-part-one-8/ this strip]] of ''Webcomic/EvilInc'', Kirby Crackle are not only displayed, they're used as a measure of a monster's super-powers! Gadzooks!

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* In [[http://evil-inc.com/comic/when-worlds-collide-part-one-8/ this strip]] of ''Webcomic/EvilInc'', Kirby Crackle are not only displayed, they're used as a measure of a monster's super-powers! Gadzooks!super-powers.
6th Aug '17 7:07:53 PM BiffJr
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', being heavily inspired by UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}, features Kirby Crackle in several background instances, including ComicBook/BlueBeetle's power-up sequence. It's also very noticeable in the highly Kirby-inspired episode "The Last Bat On Earth!", as well as in Omac's transformation sequence. (Omac, of course, is another Kirby creation.)

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', being heavily inspired by UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}, features Kirby Crackle in several background instances, including ComicBook/BlueBeetle's power-up sequence. It's also very noticeable in the highly Kirby-inspired episode "The Last Bat On Earth!", as well as in Omac's transformation sequence. (Omac, of course, [[note]]Omac is another a Kirby creation.)[[/note]]
6th Aug '17 7:06:19 PM BiffJr
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* The Power Flight travel power in ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'' surrounds the character with black Kirby Crackle. There's also the Krackle Aura, whose description explicitly mentions Jack Kirby.

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* The Power Flight travel power in ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'' surrounds surrounded the character with black Kirby Crackle. There's There was also the Krackle Aura, whose description explicitly mentions Jack Kirby.
6th Aug '17 7:04:13 PM BiffJr
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* Special mention goes to Kirby's renditions of {{God}}. [[http://nerdcityonline.com/2010/01/22/jack-kirbys-visual-interpretations-of-god/ See here.]] Also, Jack Kirby himself in the cover of ''Comic Book Comics'' #4 is holding drawing tools glowing with his signature crackle.

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* Special mention goes to Kirby's renditions of {{God}}. [[http://nerdcityonline.com/2010/01/22/jack-kirbys-visual-interpretations-of-god/ See here.]] Also, {{God}}.
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Jack Kirby himself in the cover of ''Comic Book Comics'' #4 is holding drawing tools glowing with his signature crackle.



* One issue of Creator/GrantMorrison's ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'' shows a container marked ''Kirby Crackle'' in the League's trophy room.
* The [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Marvel Apes]] version of the Watcher gets loaded off a beverage that includes Kirby Crackle as an ingredient.
24th Jul '17 9:31:09 PM CountDorku
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The Enclave of the Endlings in ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'' is one big love letter to Jack Kirby, so Kirby Dots are shown all over the place, most prominently on Venox, the Last Mubbloxian.
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15th Jun '17 12:02:23 AM Hellhopper
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* ''Webcomic/JL8'', being an homage to old Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}} comics, uses them where appropriate. [[http://limbero.org/jl8/171 For example]].

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* ''Webcomic/JL8'', being an homage to old Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}} comics, uses them where appropriate. [[http://limbero.org/jl8/171 org/jl8/172 For example]].
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