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The Resource Kirby : king of comics, by Mark Evanier ; introduction by Neil Gaiman

Kirby : king of comics, by Mark Evanier ; introduction by Neil Gaiman

Label
Kirby : king of comics
Title
Kirby
Title remainder
king of comics
Statement of responsibility
by Mark Evanier ; introduction by Neil Gaiman
Title variation
King of comics
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jack Kirby created or co-created some of comic books - most popular super heroes, including Captain America, The X-Men, The Hulk, The Fantastic Four, The Mighty Thor, Darkseid, and The New Gods. More significantly, he created much of the visual language for fantasy and adventure comics. There were comics before Kirby, but for the most part their page layout, graphics, and visual dynamic aped what was being done in syndicated newspaper strips. Almost everything that was different about comic books began in the 1940s on the drawing table of Jack Kirby. This is his story by one who knew him well - Mark Evanier. First issued in 2008, Kirby: King of Comics was the first overview of the legendary comic book creator's career. It is now available in a smaller, more affordable package, revised and expanded for Kirby's centennial
Review
As a teenager, future television and comics writer Evanier became an assistant to Jack Kirby, one of the foremost artists in the history of American comics. 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. Evanier has now written this magnificently illustrated biography of his mentor. Rather than employing the academic prose that one might expect from an art book, Evanier, a talented raconteur, tells Kirby’s life story in an informal, entertaining manner. Although Evanier does not delve into psychological analysis, he 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. The book 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. 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. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed January 7, 2008) (Publishers Weekly, vol 255, issue 1, p45)
Biography type
individual biography
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239268
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Evanier, Mark
Dewey number
741.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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True
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  • Kirby, Jack
  • Cartoonists
Target audience
adult
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king of comics
Label
Kirby : king of comics, by Mark Evanier ; introduction by Neil Gaiman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • This is a revised and expanded version of the book first published in 2008
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060740678
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
239 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781419727498
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)972800025
Label
Kirby : king of comics, by Mark Evanier ; introduction by Neil Gaiman
Publication
Note
  • This is a revised and expanded version of the book first published in 2008
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060740678
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
239 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781419727498
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)972800025

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