Friday, August 28, 2015

Happy Jack Kirby Day!

Jack Kirby, co-creator of the Marvel Universe, would've been 98 today.

Here's a relatively random, but still awesome, selection of his work through the years.

Jack and his wife Roz

New Music Friday: Jimi Hendrix; Van Morrison; Yo La Tengo; The Faces; Disney Legacy soundtracks, more

Click the links to order discounted CDs, vinyl and downloads from Amazon.

Pop Culture Roundup: Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Alex Shomburg, Ray Bradbury; Jose Garcia-Lopez

Comic Book Resources shares images of some of the Jack Kirby artwork being featured in a new exhibit at California State University Northridge.


Slay, Monstrobot spotlights Steve Ditko's work on early issues of Marvel's Incredible Hulk.


The Golden Age highlights the paperback cover art of Alex Shomburg.


Check out Ray Bradbury's FBI file.


Back in the early 1980s, comics artist extraordinaire Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez was assigned to create a style guide for DC Comics that essentially showed other artists how to draw the various characters, the colors of their costumes, etc.

Now you can see the whole thing via a Garcia-Lopez fan page on Facebook.