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Kirby: King of Comics Anniversary Edition

Kirby: King of Comics

Anniversary Edition

  • ISBN: 9781419727498
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2017


Price: $26.99

Filled with stunning artwork, this gloriously illustrated biography of comics pioneer Jack Kirby by an artist who worked closely with him is “a treasure."* Includes an introduction by Neil Gaiman

“A landmark work, this is essential reading for comics fans and those who want to better understand the history of the comics medium—or those who just want to enjoy Kirby’s incredible artwork.” —Publishers Weekly

Jack Kirby played a major role in shaping the superhero genre, not only through his innovative, dynamic artwork but through collaborating with Stan Lee to create classic Marvel characters like the Fantastic Four, the Hulk and the X-Men.

As a teenager, future television and comics writer Mark Evanier became an assistant to Kirby. Evanier has now written this magnificently illustrated biography of his mentor. Evanier tells Kirby’s life story in an informal, entertaining manner and brings Kirby’s personality vividly alive: a child of the Great Depression, a creative visionary who struggled most of his life to support his family.

Kirby: King of Comics recounts how Kirby was insufficiently appreciated by clueless corporate executives and close-minded comics professionals. But the stunning artwork in this book, taken from private collections, makes the case for Kirby’s genius.

*The Cleveland Plain Dealer


“…the best part of "Kirby: King of Comics" is the beautiful color art found throughout. There are almost as many pages of art as there are pages of text, which makes the book a treasure.”
The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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