Jack Kirby is very arguably the single most influential figure in the history of American comics. He produced countless stories in a career that spanned seven decades, inventing and re-inventing genres and styles every step of the way. He inspired generations of artists and writers; created and co-created thousands of characters; defined the visual vocabulary of superheroes; and believed in the potential of comics to be both entertainment and art, long before most people imagined these stories would be remembered past the four weeks that they sat on newsstands.
Today would have been Kirby’s 97th birthday, and to mark the occasion we’ve assembled a series of posts commemorating the life and work of the man known to American comics fans as “The King.” For this piece, we asked some of our favorite creators and other comics pros to celebrate Jack Kirby with their impressions of his characters, life, and legacy – and we got so many responses, we'll have another installment of all-star tributes tomorrow!
Back in November, Marvel Comic tasked Seattle rockers Kirby Krackle with writing and recording a theme song for the publisher's weekly news show, The Watcher, hosted by Grace Randolph. The result was"Who Watches the Watcher?" a catchy power pop/doo-wop jam that answers the qu
As the sole member of the "F-Sharp Bell Corps," the sightless Rot Lop Fan gets a lot of credit for infusing the Green Lantern corps with some much needed sound. Fortunately for Hal Jordan, there's an additional cache of would-be Lanterns with the ability to overcome great fear through music and aid the hero in his b
Kirby Krackle's Kyle Stevens and Jim Demonakos have contributed much to the canon of comic book and video game-themed rock and roll since they hit the scene in 2009, becoming mightier and more powerful with each successive release. Adhering fully to the maxim of Spider-Man, KK is using this great power
It seems like every time we turn around nerd rockers extraordinaire Kirby Krackle are making the world a poppier place with an inspired new jam, and today is no exception. Some time collaborators KK and artist Betsy Lee are ready to make your Monday with a new animated music vid
Early last week famed comic book rockers Kirby Krackle began teasing a new project with Marvel Comics via the very ComicsAlliance-approved method of tweeting a photo of a signed contract amid cocktails and a raging Iron Man action figure. The band didn't sit on
Kirby Krackle rocks. The comic book-themed band -- composed of Kyle Stevens (performer, songwriter) and Jim Demonakos (songwriter) -- has spent the last year making their name on tour to comic conventions across the nation with their sweet pop hooks infused with catchy comics references. We first heard Kirby Krackle live at Emerald
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