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Modern-Day Kirbys: Grant Morrison, Part Two

April 8, 2012 // 1 Comment

In our Modern-Day Kirbys feature we look at modern funnybook creators who we think are working, in one way or another, in the same spirit of excellence and wild creativity as The King of Comics, Mr. Jack Kirby. Before we launch off into our discussion of Grant Morrison’s original creative works, there’s one bit of clarification/correction I’d like to make. In the first part of [...]

Where Are the Kirbys of Today? (Part One)

April 2, 2012 // 1 Comment

Alrighty then. Those Jack Kirby galleries I posted last week got me back in the mood to farm me some nerds, but now I’m kinda hankerin’ to discuss some funnybooks published in THIS century. Of course, after steeping myself in Kirby the way I have of late, some of what I’ve been reading recently feels… Wan. Lifeless. Anemic. Lacking in imagination and power. Now [...]

Kirby, King of… Horror?!?

March 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

Jack Kirby’s is not a name you often think of when you think of horror. Partially, that’s because he didn’t do a lot of it. But also, it might be because horror wasn’t really his forte. Kirby was a fighter by nature, and his stories were usually centered on positive struggle and perseverance in the face of oppression, while horror is often about negativity and human [...]

Might I Please Direct Your Attention to the Fine Cosmic Artworkings of Mister Jack Kirby?

March 25, 2012 // 9 Comments

See? I can be polite and still talk about the King of Comics. I can be as fucking polite as you please, and– Aw, horseshit! Last night, I promised all the Kirby Virgins in the audience that they’d have their minds blown, and I’m afraid I may not have delivered. Sure, I gave you some great craggy-faced Gods of Evil, and some beautiful (if strange and/or distressed) women. I have [...]

Ditko’s Amazing Fantasy

March 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

We’ll return to our Jack Kirby love-fest this evening, but in the meantime… I just ran across this seldom-seen unused Steve Ditko cover for Amazing Fantasy 15 (the first appearance of Spider-Man), and thought I’d share: If you’re not familiar with the story, Stan Lee had initially gone to Jack Kirby to develop his Spider-Man idea. But Ditko told Stan that Kirby’s [...]

KIRBY, GODDAMMIT!!!!

March 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

Ahem. Pardon my French. But I needed something to herald my return to the nerd farm, and well… What better than The King himself? It was just gonna be “Kirby Dammit!” but… Considering who we’re talking about here, that just didn’t seem to have the proper… COSMIC OOMPH. I mean… just look at this! This is Kirby’s portrait of God. That’s [...]

The Nattering Nabob of Negativity

February 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

As I believe I’ve already mentioned, it’s been a long couple months here on the nerd farm. Or, rather, OFF the nerd farm. Nothing dreadful, understand. Busy times made more exhausting by a cold that just won’t quite fade away. Cold medicine that’s dulled my brain too much to write a lot more than a paragraph at one sitting. Ugh. On the upside, though, not writing has [...]

Prophet: A World Made of Meat

January 21, 2012 // 2 Comments

So the nerd farm really has been quiet of late, and for that I do apologize. It’s just been one of those times when life gets in the way. Nothing serious; just a crazy time at my day job made crazier by a nasty chest cold. But with all that going on, I haven’t had the time, energy, or (honestly) inclination to write much. But this week, a funnybook came out that was so batshit crazy I [...]

The Funnybooks of December

January 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

So we took a bit of an unplanned holiday break here on the nerd farm. Our apologies. These things happen. But we’re back now in the new year, with a load of stuff to catch up on. We’ve got a massive Best Funnybooks of 2011 list coming up, and we haven’t forgotten about the second part of our look at the work of Rafael Grampa, either. But for tonight, it’s time to play a [...]