Monday, August 28, 2017

Martian Manhunter and The Thing


Today marks what would have been Jack Kirby's 100th Birthday.  It is amazing to see how many of the concepts from his fertile imagination are still entertaining people around the world today.  Not only did he rewrite the rules for comic book illustration, inspiring hundreds of careers, the characters that he helped create and design endure and continue to find new fans.  His legacy will last at least another hundred years, I have no doubt. 

Ben Grimm and J'onn J'onzz first crossed paths in a 2011 MTIO issue....

8 comments:

Cary Comic said...

My favorite Kirby-drawn issue was FANTASTIC FOUR vol. 1/#100. I read that in the early 1970's as a barber shop back issue. Whereupon, I immediately went out and bought the more current FF v.2/#150. Only 25 cents (plus sales tax)!

Glenn Host said...

I think the Thing and Manhunter are a natural matching and you should have a cover of a poker party with him there along with others.

Make it a multi-issue thread with the first being The Thing trying to decide who will be invited styled on the team formation covers. Next will have the poker party and third will look who made the mistake to interrupt the party.

Ross said...

Never play poker with a mind reader.

Anonymous said...

Today being what would have been Jack Kirby's 100th birthday, it might be good to celebrate what would have been June Foray's 100th birthday; it would be less insensitive, certainly, than what indulgence (jounalistically) was done when she died.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what Anon 1 is referring to about June Foray, but mentioning her makes me wonder why Rocket J. Squirrell has not met Rocket Raccoon on this blog. Or the Rocketeer. Seems like natural matches. Or have I missed them?

Paul Schilling said...

I always came to you with questions on covers I couldn't find since I've started looking for the works done with the cover montages, but I'd have to say I really enjoy when you've done straight Kirby covers. I grew up in the 60's thru the 90's reading a lot of Kirby whether it be Marvel, DC or Topps.

Cary Comic said...

@Anon #2: Numero Uno was probably referring to the relative lack of publicity concerning her death. Which, quite frankly, I only just became aware of after reading his missive, just now!

Combine that with the unconscionable lack of any Google doodle on behalf of Jack Kirby, this past Monday, and you obviously have a generation of websurfers who are increasingly (and disrespectfully) jaded about the artistic giants of the past.

Anonymous said...

I meant journalistically, regarding June Foray's recent death.

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