Tag Archives: Jack Kirby

Comic Book Justice (Part 6)

Full series Part 1: Childish things Part 2: Secret origins Part 3: Faster than a speeding ballot Part 4: All that glitters Part 5: The big chill Part 6: Super power to the people During WWII and the Korean War, … Continue reading

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Dynamic Duo (Part 2)

Jack Kirby, known as the “King of Comics,” brings a visual dynamic to the duo of iconic figures I’m celebrating for their influence on my life. Kirby, who would have been 95 today, is one of the founding fathers of the comics industry … Continue reading

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Comic Book Justice (Part 4)

Full series Part 1: Childish things Part 2: Secret origins Part 3: Faster than a speeding ballot Part 4: All that glitters Part 5: The big chill Part 6: Super power to the people While Superman and several of his costumed … Continue reading

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Taking credit (Part 3)

Full Series Part 1: Avenging the King Part 2: Watching out for number one Part 3: Ghost in the machine Comic book writer Gary Friedrich isn’t as famous or acclaimed as Jack Kirby or Alan Moore, but his most well-known … Continue reading

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Taking credit (Part 2)

Full Series Part 1: Avenging the King Part 2: Watching out for number one Part 3: Ghost in the machine A reasonable case could be made that the works of Alan Moore have had as much of an impact on … Continue reading

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Taking credit (Part 1)

Full Series Part 1: Avenging the King Part 2: Watching out for number one Part 3: Ghost in the machine Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk: cultural icons or corporate brands? Watchmen: graphic literary masterpiece or cynical sellout? Ghost … Continue reading

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O Captain, My Captain (Part 4)

Full Series Part 1: Context is everything Part 2: Patriot acts Part 3: Love it or leave it I started this series three weeks ago to examine the suspicions of blogger Bosch Fawstin that director Joe Johnston’s movie, Captain America: … Continue reading

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O Captain, My Captain (Part 1)

Full Series Part 2: Patriot acts Part 3: Love it or leave it Part 4: Fighting the good fight Captain America and Superman are pretty much universally recognized as the superheroes who best exemplify the values of justice and freedom … Continue reading

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Old shul justice

[“Shul” is the Yiddish word for synagogue.] From publishers to creators, Jews were pioneers of the modern comics art form and the giant industry that it built. This is particularly appropriate given the emphasis that both comic books and Judaism have historically … Continue reading

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Happy days? (Part 2)

See Part 1 of this post for my examination of how comic books published in the 50s and 60s portrayed contemporary cultural and political values. In this second part I provide examples of how these decades have been portrayed in … Continue reading

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