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Marvel Visionaries: Jack Kirby, Vol. 1 by…
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Humor, horror, Westerns, romance and, of course, super-heroic adventure - Jack Kirby is one of the most significant names in the Marvel universe. This collection brings together the likes of Captain America, the Incredible Hulk and Thor, as well as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and many more.

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It can be argued that Jack “the King” Kirby is one of the most influential pop culture artists of the 20th century. In that vein, Marvel published a large hardback volume celebrating the King. The book reprints the expected (Fantastic Four #48-51 with the first appearances of Galactus and the Silver Surfer. Arguably the finest work of Kirby's long career), historical (“Mercury in the 20th Century” from Red Raven Comics #1, August, 1940), the obscure (“I Defied Pildorr, The Plunderer from Outer Space”), and the ugly (pretty much anything inked by Chic Stone). Marvel could have picked some better 70s tales (like a Black Panther issue instead of a hideous Inhumans story), but as demonstrated in this collection no one does/did comics like Jack Kirby. The King is dead, long live the King! ( )
  rickklaw | Oct 13, 2017 |
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