PRESS RELEASE Jack Kirby wasn’t an ordinary comic-book creator, and it’s perhaps only the occasion of The King of Comics’ 100th birthday celebration this year that could get John Byrne to rescind his retirement from comic conventions to make a special appearance at NYCC 2017 in October.
With Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday nearing, today’s Retro Review is going Kirby with a vengeance! These days, everyone remembers Jack Kirby as the creative legend behind Darkseid and The New Gods, the co-invention of romance comics and damn near the entire Marvel Universe. But back in 1940, he was just a young artist trying to make his mark… Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Red Raven Comics #1 awaits!
We know that the only way Darkseid and Steppenwolf are going to make it to Earth are by using Mother Boxes. One has already bonded with Cyborg (spoilers for those who haven’t seen Batman v. Superman), but there are two others that will feature in the upcoming Justice League movie.
PRESS RELEASE – Next month at San Diego Comic-Con, IDW will honor both the breadth of Jack Kirby’s imagination, and his unrivaled artistic skill, in a special 100th birthday celebration panel and art show, featuring an incredible 1,300 images of original Kirby art.
The Fighting America, a character created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, returns to comic book shops on October 11, 2017.
This July, Jack Kirby will be honored for his remarkable creative achievements as a Disney Legend in a ceremony to be held at D23 Expo.
Remember the fantastic adventures of Mister Miracle when Jack Kirby introduced him in 1971? Yeah, those were really good times. Now DC Comics is bringing Mister Miracle back for a 12-issue run beginning on August 9, 2017.
Author’s Note: Random Access Memory is me looking back at the specific comics that shaped my life. Each month I go back in time – in five year intervals – to examine key comics that came out those months. (The idea is that after five years of monthly columns, I will have covered an entire lifetime – in this case, fifty years – of reading comics.) I also list all the comics I read that particular month. This will afford readers the opportunity to chastise me for not reading specific comics, and/or laugh at the horrible, horrible choices I made