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The Comics Journal Library, Vol. 1: Jack Kirby (The Comics Journal Library #1)

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As the creative vision behind Marvel Comics in the '60s, the late Jack Kirby (with writer Stan Lee) rejuvenated superheroes with such characters as the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Thor, and the X-Men. This book presents a comprehensive look at Kirby through a series of in-depth interviews from "The Comics Journal." Illustrations in b&w and color.
Paperback, 120 pages
Published June 17th 2002 by Fantagraphics
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Tom Winkelspecht Jr
Feb 23, 2016 rated it liked it
The interviews are good, nothing too in depth. The material about Kirby's case against Marvel is better, the best essay is a look at the stakes, for lack of a better word, of the conflict in the Fourth World canon and how Kirby's world view shaped it, and how it differed from stories he lays claim to from Marvel.
Ryan
Dec 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Not much new to me but some of the interviews with Jack and Roz Kirby are extra heartbreaking.
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