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Kirby’s Narrative Art

Charles Hatfield

in Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031786
eISBN:
9781617031793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031786.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines Jack Kirby’s works as a cartoonist in the world of comics by focusing on his narrative drawing, particularly the hallmarks and gradual distillation of his graphic style. More ... More


Kirby, Stan Lee, and the Creation of Marvel Comics

Charles Hatfield

in Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031786
eISBN:
9781617031793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031786.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines Jack Kirby’s creative input at Marvel Comics, focusing on the nature and extent of his contribution to its vaunted rebirth in the 1960s. It explains how Kirby came to be at ... More


The Great Bust-Out: Kirby’s Fourth World

Charles Hatfield

in Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031786
eISBN:
9781617031793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031786.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines Jack Kirby’s Fourth World and how it gave free reign to Kirby’s apocalyptic leanings. Combining old notions, a new scope, and, for costumed adventure comics, an unparalleled ... More


Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Charles Hatfield

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031786
eISBN:
9781617031793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031786.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Jack Kirby (1917–1994) is one of the most influential and popular artists in comics history. With Stan Lee, he created the Fantastic Four and defined the drawing and narrative style of Marvel Comics ... More


Introduction

Charles Hatfield

in Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031786
eISBN:
9781617031793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031786.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book examines the work of Jack Kirby (1917–1994), one of the most influential and popular cartoonists in the history of comics. It looks at the special, often difficult circumstances under which ... More


Kirby’s Technological Sublime

Charles Hatfield

in Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031786
eISBN:
9781617031793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031786.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines Jack Kirby’s signature work on Marvel Comics’s Fantastic Four and Thor in terms of his obsessive interest in the technological sublime. It considers how Kirby’s fascination with ... More


Kirby’s Improbable Career

Charles Hatfield

in Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031786
eISBN:
9781617031793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031786.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter looks at the career of Jack Kirby (1917–1994) as a cartoonist in the world of comics for more than four decades. In order to show what Kirby accomplished and under what circumstances, it ... More


“Unexpected Constants”: Kirby’s Eternals Versus the Marvel Universe

Charles Hatfield

in Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031786
eISBN:
9781617031793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031786.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines Jack Kirby’s fascination with the apocalypse by focusing on the factors that compromised and finally scuttled The Eternals, a project reminiscent of the Fourth World. It ... More


Jack Kirby and the Marvel Aesthetic

Charles Hatfield

in The Superhero Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038068
eISBN:
9781621039549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038068.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter presents an excerpt from Charles Hatfield’s Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby (2011). It discusses how Marvel under Kirby introduced an epic approach to the superhero genre that ... More


Jack Kirby: The Not-So-Secret Identity of the Thing

Andrew Alan Smith

in Working-Class Comic Book Heroes: Class Conflict and Populist Politics in Comics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816641
eISBN:
9781496816689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816641.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Ben “The Thing” Grimm of the Fantastic Four is portrayed as a working-class “guy,” despite the vast amount of money at his disposal as a principal in Fantastic Four, Inc. However, his origins go back ... More


How Kirby Changed the Superhero

Charles Hatfield

in Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031786
eISBN:
9781617031793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031786.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines what Marvel Comics accomplished—and what it emboldened Jack Kirby to accomplish later on his own—from the perspective of the superhero as a genre. After sketching the historical ... More


Jack Kirby at Cal State Northridge

Doug Harvey

in Comic Art in Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828118
eISBN:
9781496828064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.003.0042
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter includes a 2015 review of Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby at California State University Northridge by Los Angeles based writer and artist Doug Harvey, providing a ... More


Genius in a Box

Alexi Worth

in Comic Art in Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828118
eISBN:
9781496828064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.003.0043
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter includes a 2017 article by artist and art critic Alexi Worth wherein he reviews two exhibitions centered on the work of the “King of Comics” Jack Kirby: Comic Book Apocalypse: The ... More


Kirby at Apogee

Charles Hatfield

in Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031786
eISBN:
9781617031793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031786.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines two stories that form the core of Jack Kirby’s Fourth World: “The Pact” from The New Gods and “Himon” from Mister Miracle. “The Pact” is a Vietnam-era myth-fiction about the ... More


Permanent Ink: Comic Book and Comic Strip Art as Aesthetic Object

Andrei Molotiu

in Comic Art in Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828118
eISBN:
9781496828064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Andrei Molotiu, the Senior Lecturer in the Art History Department at Indiana University, Bloomington, explores the formal characteristics of comic art and the fragmentation caused by showing framed ... More


Black Sunday’s Legacy

Martyn Conterio

in Black Sunday

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733834
eISBN:
9781800342156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733834.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Black Sunday's influence that was not only felt in the movies. It mentions Marvel man Jack Kirby that used the central Mask of Satan image and the character Javuto as ... More


Art Imitates Life: Nixon as Villain in the Pages of Captain America

Richard Hall

in The Supervillain Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826466
eISBN:
9781496826510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826466.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines the key role played by disability in shaping the origins, motivation, self-perception, appearance, and reception of Silver Age supervillains. Taking the Marvel villains Mole Man ... More


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