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From the CBR TV archives, Milestone co-founder Michael Davis talks the untimely passings of Dwayne McDuffie & Robert Washington and how comics changed his life.
Comic Book Legends Revealed: Supergirl's '80s Costume, Kirby's Fourth World Vs. "Return of the Jedi"
Did DC change Supergirl's look due to an early movie costume test, and did Kirby's Fourth World Saga ending change because of "Return of the Jedi?"
Did Kirby intend to kill off Orion and Darkseid in his Fourth World finale! What was DC's clever way to pay Kirby royalties on Fourth World characters?
Did Mort Weisinger use a Bizarro comic to out John F. Kennedy's affair with Marilyn Monroe? Plus, Wolverine, Jack Kirby & the Fourth World!
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ends the effort by Jack Kirby's children to gain a copyright stake in Marvel characters he created or co-created.
Scott Dunbier discusses the latest editions to IDW's Artist's Edition line, "New Gods" and "Watchmen," the importance of adding DC Comics to the AE line-up, Dave Gibbons' involvement in the project and more.
IDW's "My Little Pony," "Transformers" and "Star Trek" get motion-book treatment! Cartoonist Jack Matsuoka passes away. Jack Kirby "beginner's guide" and myths! Bil Keane statue to be dedicated Nov. 8! Plus more!
Jack Kirby, who, with Joe Simon, created the genre of romance comics before co-founding the Marvel U with the likes of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, would have turned 96 today. ROBOT 6 has suggestions on how to celebrate.
This week, discover the true face of Doctor Doom! Plus, did DC ban Superman from appearing in...a DC comic book? And did the Animaniacs seriously team-up with the "X-Files?"
Archie Co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit claims she was harassed by her liaison to company. A detailed look at Marvel v. Kirby heirs! Tampa Bay Comic Con expects 20,000 attendees! Plus much more!
Comics icon Stan Lee stopped by AT&T Park before a Giants game for an intimate Q&A session with fans, where he and pitcher Sergio Romo discussed everything from his favorite creations to his memories of Jack Kirby.
Did Wonder Woman and Hal Jordan nearly have a romance thirty years ago? Did Marvel staffers go out of their way to print negative letters in Jack Kirby comics in the 70s? And what exactly is the Secret Cobra Salute?
A U.S. appeals court has upheld the 2011 decision rejecting Jack Kirby's heirs claim to ownership of multiple famous and lucrative Marvel characters, though legal options remain for two of Kirby's children.
"In The Days of the Mob," DC Comics' new collection of Jack Kirby's 1970s crime comics, releases August 7, and CBR has an exclusive look at "Murder Inc.," a previously unpublished story by the legendary creator.
A small but loyal group of Jack Kirby fans gathered at Comic-Con International to share stories, celebrate memories and discuss industry legend Jack Kirby, also known as The King of Comics.
Near-mint copy of "The X-Men" #1 goes for record $250,000 in private sale! A guide to Steve Ditko's self-published comics! The ins and outs of real-life superheroics! Introduction to Franco-Beglian comics! Plus more!
Legendary artist Joe Sinnott discusses his 60-plus years in comics, drawing the Beatles and the Pope, inking Jack Kirby, "The Amazing Spider-Man" Sunday strip and getting his own baseball card.
Jeremy Kirby has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fun "The Life and Times of Jack Kirby," a hardcover book looking back on the life and career of his legendary grandfather.
Comics legend Jim Steranko discussed his start in comics, his tumultuous relationship with Marvel's Stan Lee and bringing new color to his noir classic "Red Tide."
Comic book writers often use their characters to comment on the work of their peers. CSBG collects these "meta-messages," including Jack Kirby's thinly veiled satire of Stan Lee and Roy Thomas in "Fourth World."
As a child, "FF" Mike Allred actually pretended to be Ant-Man and his first "comic book" crush was Medusa. Suffice it to say, the artist assured CBR of his commitment to his and Matt Fraction's new Marvel NOW! series.
Steve Ditko has written a series of essays discussing, among other things, Jack Kirby's take on Spider-Man before he was asked to come up with his own interpretation of Stan Lee’s idea for a spider-based hero.
In response to a reader question, Tim takes a step back from the crush of current comics to reflect on what would make his All-Time Top 10 comics list. Can Kirby, Moore and Giffen make the cut?
Sean Howe discusses "Marvel Comics: The Untold Story," the research involved in writing the book, his "exclusive correspondence" with Steve Ditko and lost Marvel projects he discovered sorting through 50 years of history.
Former "2000AD" artist Brett Ewins free on bail! Syrian cartoonist Ali Farzat continues fight from Egypt! Stan Lee talks Marvel, Jack Kirby and POW! Middle East's growing graphic novel market! Plus much more!
Jack Kirby's heirs take Marvel rights appeal to 2nd Circuit! Congressman's aide threatens newspaper over editorial cartoon! South African president drops one claim against cartoonist! Advice to would-be writers on finding artists!
Did Jack Kirby really never draw blood? Was Thunderstrike always destined to die? Was there a comic crossover over a HUNDRED years ago? Find out the answers to these questions in this week's CBLR!
Dave Gibbons, Paul Levitz, Mark Waid and more joined Joe Simon's son Jim and granddaughter Emily at New York Comic Con to pay tribute to the recently departed comic book legend.
Todd McFarlane returns to discuss the formation of Image Comics, his thoughts on the publisher today, his experience inking the work of Jack Kirby and the possibility of his return to full-time comics creation.
Kirby4Heroes encourages Hero Initiative donations on Jack Kirby's birthday! Good sign for Comic Book Hall of Fame? Graham Nolan talks Bane! Cartoonists defy censorship in Arab world! Plus much more!
Ghost Rider co-creator Gary Friedrich has appealed a 2011 court ruling that he gave up all claims to the fiery spirit of vengeance when he endorsed checks from Marvel’s predecessor 40 years ago. ROBOT 6 has details.
Jack Kirby meets Shakespeare! Spider-Man has a wardrobe malfunction! And did Hasbro dictate Larry Hama's "G.I. Joe" writing style?
"Avengers" donation campaigns benefit Hero Initiative, Kirby Museum! Spotlights on Jack Kirby and Stan Lee! Toronto Comics Art Festival events draw 18,000! Plus much more!
With Marvel Studios' latest film hitting theaters this week, Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso discusses publishing's role in the creation of "The Avengers" from Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's original comics to the role of Black Widow and Hawkeye.
Tom Batiuk's "Funky Winkerbean" to address gay rights in month-long storyline! Cape Comic Con kicks off today in Missouri! Looking back at Frank Miller's 1994 speech about Jack Kirby and creators' rights! Plus more!
DC Co-Publisher and "DC Universe Presents: Challengers Of The Unknown" writer Dan DiDio talks about his story, Jack Kirby and the goal for the anthology. Plus, an exclusive look at the story's final chapter!
Darwyn Cooke on the long road to "Before Watchmen"! Ron Marz talks "Prophecy" and crossovers! Jack Kirby's son on growing up with the King of Comics! Paul Gravett interviews Robert Crumb! Plus more!
Comics historian Mark Evanier led a WonderCon panel dedicated to remembering and sharing anecdotes of Golden Age legends Jack Kirby, Will Eisner, Jerry Robinson and Joe Simon.