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"Jack Kirby Jabs at Stan Lee" & More Meta-Messages

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."

Mike Allred Goes Kirby Crazy on

Mike Allred Goes Kirby Crazy on "FF"

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 Pens Essays About Spider-Man's Creation

Steve Ditko Pens Essays About Spider-Man's Creation

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.

When Words Collide - 11/5/2012

When Words Collide - 11/5/2012

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 Reveals All in

Sean Howe Reveals All in "Marvel Comics: The Untold Story"

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.

Comics A.M. - Brett Ewins Out of Jail; Ali Farzat Continues to Fight

Comics A.M. - Brett Ewins Out of Jail; Ali Farzat Continues to Fight

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!

Comics A.M. - Jack Kirby's Heirs Appeal Marvel Rights Ruling

Comics A.M. - Jack Kirby's Heirs Appeal Marvel Rights Ruling

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!

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Thunderstrike, Kirby and Crossovers

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Thunderstrike, Kirby and Crossovers

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!

NYCC: Gibbons, Waid, Joe & Emily Simon Pay Tribute to Joe Simon

NYCC: Gibbons, Waid, Joe & Emily Simon Pay Tribute to Joe Simon

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.

Evolution of

Evolution of "The Art of Todd McFarlane" - Part 2

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.

PRESS RELEASE: Hero Initiative Celebrates Jack Kirby's Birthday August 28 with Kirby Family

Comics A.M. - Kirby4Heroes Campaign to Benefit The Hero Initiative

Comics A.M. - Kirby4Heroes Campaign to Benefit The Hero Initiative

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!

Gary Friedrich Appeals Ghost Rider Ruling

Gary Friedrich Appeals Ghost Rider Ruling

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.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Kirby's Shakespeare & Spidey's Anatomically-Correct Nude Scene

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Kirby's Shakespeare & Spidey's Anatomically-Correct Nude Scene

Jack Kirby meets Shakespeare! Spider-Man has a wardrobe malfunction! And did Hasbro dictate Larry Hama's "G.I. Joe" writing style?

Comics A.M. - Hero Initiative, Kirby Museum Report

Comics A.M. - Hero Initiative, Kirby Museum Report "Avengers" Donations

"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!

Axel-In-Charge - 5/4/2012

Axel-In-Charge - 5/4/2012

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.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Funky Winkerbean" to Tackle Gay Rights

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!

DiDio Discusses

DiDio Discusses "DC Universe Presents: Challengers Of The Unknown"

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!

Comics A.M. - Darwyn Cooke Dragged

Comics A.M. - Darwyn Cooke Dragged "Kicking and Screaming" Into "Before Watchmen"

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!

WC12: Tribute to the Legends: Kirby, Simon, Robinson, and Eisner

WC12: Tribute to the Legends: Kirby, Simon, Robinson, and Eisner

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.

UPDATE: DC Releases Jim Lee, Ivan Reis' Covers for

UPDATE: DC Releases Jim Lee, Ivan Reis' Covers for "Justice League" #6

With the final chapter of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's first arc hitting stores next week, DC Comics has revealed Lee's cover for "Justice League" #6, featuring a seemingly victorious Darkseid, and Ivan Reis' variant.

When Words Collide - 2/13/2012

When Words Collide - 2/13/2012

Tim concludes his conversation with Tom Scioli as they wrap up the New Gods chat and turn their attention toward Scioli's new "American Barbarian" from AdHouse book and his final two issues of "GODLAND."

Comics A.M. - James Sturm on Why He's Boycotting

Comics A.M. - James Sturm on Why He's Boycotting "The Avengers"

James Sturm boycotting "The Avengers" movie over Jack Kirby's "raw deal"! Michael Chabon on Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's falling out! Jimmy Gownley on taking a break from "Amelia Rules"! Plus much more!

When Words Collide - 2/6/2012

When Words Collide - 2/6/2012

Tim begins a two-part conversation with artist Tom Scioli, discussing formative Masters of the Universe comics, astonishing Jack Kirby tales and the aesthetic origin of the "American Barbarian" creator.

PRESS RELEASE: Titan Books Announces Simon & Kirby Sci-Fi & Horror Titles

R.I.P. Comics Legend, Captain America Co-Creator  Joe Simon

R.I.P. Comics Legend, Captain America Co-Creator Joe Simon

CBR News has learned that Joe Simon, co-creator of Captain America and a wealth of other characters, comics and genres, has died leaving behind a legacy as a writer, artist, editor and historian from his 98 years. [UPDATED]

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Andy Kubert's

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Andy Kubert's "Justice League" Variant

DC Comics has provided CBR with the exclusive debut of Andy Kubert's variant cover for "Justice League" #4, Kubert's first published work since "Flashpoint" concluded in August.

Rodi Summons

Rodi Summons "Kirby: Genesis - Dragonsbane"

Writer Robert Rodi spoke with CBR News about the latest tie-in series to Dynamite's "Kirby: Genesis" universe that explores the mythological figures of the world and teases a new project.

Mike Allred Celebrates 20 Years of a Mad, Mad, Madman World

Mike Allred Celebrates 20 Years of a Mad, Mad, Madman World

Creator Mike Allred scares up an all-star cast of talent to help celebrate two decades of his most famous creation in the "Madman: 20th Anniversary Monster" hardcover. Plus, an exclusive look at Allred's story!

PRESS RELEASE: Bluwater Announces Kirby Bio-Comic

Jim Lee's Darkseid Is Unveiled

Jim Lee's Darkseid Is Unveiled

DC Comics has released the first look at Jim Lee's redesign of Darkseid, the first major villain of Lee and Geoff Johns' New 52 flagship title, "Justice League."

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Spider-Man, Kirby & Alan Davis

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Spider-Man, Kirby & Alan Davis

In this week's Comic Book Legends Revealed, marvel at the great Spider-Man/Chameleon Boy feud of 1966! Plus, legends about Jack Kirby and Alan Davis!

CBR TV @ CCI: Mark Evanier and the Zen of Comic-Con

CBR TV @ CCI: Mark Evanier and the Zen of Comic-Con

Comics historian and Groo co-creator and writer Mark Evanier spoke with CBR TV about the history of Comic-Con, the long-gestating Groo/Conan comic, Jack Kirby's vision for CCI and much more.

Jai Nitz Rediscovers Kirby's

Jai Nitz Rediscovers Kirby's "Silver Star"

Writer Jai Nitz spoke with CBR News about his "Kirby: Genesis" tie-in book, "Silver Star," his take on the classic Jack Kirby character and how it all fits together to tell one cohesive story.

Gates Revives

Gates Revives "Captain Victory"

Spinning out of Dynamite's "Kirby: Genesis," writer Sterling Gates explores Jack Kirby's Pacific Comics character Captain Victory and his crew in a new series.

PRESS RELEASE: Dynamite Announces Jack Kirby's "Silver Star"

Comics A.M. - Kirby Heirs Appeal Marvel Ruling; Steve Geppi Sued Over Art Deal

Comics A.M. - Kirby Heirs Appeal Marvel Ruling; Steve Geppi Sued Over Art Deal

Kirby family appeals copyright decision! Estate of Bob Montana sues Steve Geppi over $1 million art deal! Wizard World scales back convention roster! Jim Hanley's Universe re-opens Staten Island store! Plus more!

CBR TV @ CCI: Allred on Madman, Rocketeer, Jack Kirby & More

CBR TV @ CCI: Allred on Madman, Rocketeer, Jack Kirby & More

Mike Allred spoke with CBR TV about his plans for Madman's twentieth anniversary, his interest in continuing to tell the story of the Rocketeer, getting a Madman pin-up from Jack Kirby and much more.

Comics A.M. - Why the New Spider-Man Matters; a Look at 'Work for Hire'

Comics A.M. - Why the New Spider-Man Matters; a Look at 'Work for Hire'

The significance of the biracial Ultimate Spider-Man! Kirby vs. Marvel and "work for hire"! Jim Shooter writes more about Steve Gerber! Papercutz predicts huge numbers for "Ninjago" graphic novel! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Details on DC's Aug. 31 Midnight Releases

Comics A.M. - Details on DC's Aug. 31 Midnight Releases

DC kicks off relaunch with midnight releases! Analysis of the Kirby copyright ruling! Jim Shooter recalls Steve Gerber! Grant Morrison pushes for publishers to allow creators to "go crazy"! Plus more!

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