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Marvel & Jack Kirby Family Settle Long-Running Legal Dispute

Marvel & Jack Kirby Family Settle Long-Running Legal Dispute

Marvel and the family of Jack Kirby have settled their legal battle over the rights to the many characters he had a hand in creating. UPDATED!

POLL: What Is YOUR Favorite Jack Kirby Creation?

POLL: What Is YOUR Favorite Jack Kirby Creation?

In honor of Jack Kirby's 97th birthday, we want to know which of the King's greatest creations or co-creations is your personal favorite!

Shelf Life - 8/14/2014

Shelf Life - 8/14/2014

As Jack Kirby's birthday approaches, Ron writes about discovering Jack's work, missing out on meeting him, and offers a way to toast the King of Comics.

Kirby Museum Refutes Claim It Stole Photocopied Art

Kirby Museum Refutes Claim It Stole Photocopied Art

The Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center denies the allegation it stole photocopies of the legendary artist’s pencil work, insisting they were donated, not loaned.

SDCC: IDW Announces Powell's

SDCC: IDW Announces Powell's "The Goon," Kirby's "Mister Miracle" Artist's Editions

IDW's Scott Dunbier announced two new titles for the line in a panel that included Dave Gibbons, Walter Simonson and a surprise appearance from Powell.

Comics A.M. - SCOTUSblog Co-Founder Joins Kirby Heirs' Appeal

Comics A.M. - SCOTUSblog Co-Founder Joins Kirby Heirs' Appeal

Jack Kirby heirs' Supreme Court petition gains some legal muscle! Politician's bus takes up five spaces in comic store parking lot -- on a Wednesday! Plus much more!

Joe Casey Recalls Cutting-Edge Kirby In

Joe Casey Recalls Cutting-Edge Kirby In "Captain Victory"

With a cabal of indie and alternative artists like Jim Rugg & Benjamin Marra, Joe Casey looks to push one of Jack Kirby's last original characters into the future.

Marvel Asks Supreme Court to Deny Kirby Heirs' Petition

Marvel Asks Supreme Court to Deny Kirby Heirs' Petition

Marvel has urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to review a petition from the heirs of Jack Kirby in a copyright-termination dispute that could have implications beyond comics.

Hollywood Guilds Join Push for Supreme Court to Hear Kirby Case

Hollywood Guilds Join Push for Supreme Court to Hear Kirby Case

Three Hollywood guilds have thrown their weight behind the effort to convince the U.S. Supreme court to hear an appeal by Jack Kirby's heirs.

Will Supreme Court weigh in on Kirby Heirs' Fight with Marvel?

Will Supreme Court weigh in on Kirby Heirs' Fight with Marvel?

The longstanding legal battle between Jack Kirby's heirs and Marvel may take an interesting turn if the U.S. Supreme Court takes an interest.

"Forever People" Gets a Big Bear Hug

With the debut of “Infinity Man and the Forever People,” ROBOT 6 examines DC’s latest attempt to revive some of Jack Kirby’s Fourth World creations.

DiDio Looks to Kirby,

DiDio Looks to Kirby, "Harry Potter" in "Infinity Man and the Forever People"

The DC Comics co-publisher talks about writing "Infinity Man" with Keith GIffen, the book's upcoming guest artists and its "Futures End" tie-in.

Supreme Court to Decide Next Week Whether to Hear Jack Kirby Case

Supreme Court to Decide Next Week Whether to Hear Jack Kirby Case

The U.S. Supreme Court will debate in a private conference whether to weigh in on the five-year copyright battle between Jack Kirby's estate and Marvel/Disney.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Kirby's Other Captain America Costumes, Garfield's

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Kirby's Other Captain America Costumes, Garfield's "Death"

Did Jack Kirby really create new Captain America costumes for Marvel in case Joe Simon won his lawsuit for ownership of the character?

A Salute to the Greatest

A Salute to the Greatest "Captain America" Writers of All Time

As "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" hits theaters, we look at his comic book history and the best writers to command the Sentinel of Liberty.

Kirby's Heirs Take Marvel Copyright Fight to Supreme Court

Kirby's Heirs Take Marvel Copyright Fight to Supreme Court

Claiming an appeals court “unconstitutionally appropriated” Jack Kirby’s copyrights and gave them to Marvel, the artist’s heirs have taken their fight to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Comics A.M. - Man Charged in Robbery of Comic Store Employee

Comics A.M. - Man Charged in Robbery of Comic Store Employee

Missouri man arrested in robbery that netted $26 in coins! A profile of Seattle's alt-comics scene! A look at Captain America's roots in Manhattan's Lower East Side!

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "The Simon and Kirby Library - Horror"

Titan Books has provided CBR with an exclusive story from "The Simon and Kirby Library - Horror," in stores now!

CBR TV: Milestone's Davis on McDuffie & Washington, Meeting Jack Kirby

CBR TV: Milestone's Davis on McDuffie & Washington, Meeting Jack Kirby

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.

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?"

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Jack Kirby & the Fourth World

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Jack Kirby & the Fourth World

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?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did DC Comics Out JFK's Affair with Marilyn Monroe?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did DC Comics Out JFK's Affair with Marilyn Monroe?

Did Mort Weisinger use a Bizarro comic to out John F. Kennedy's affair with Marilyn Monroe? Plus, Wolverine, Jack Kirby & the Fourth World!

Appeals Court Refuses Rehearing in Jack Kirby Copyright Battle

Appeals Court Refuses Rehearing in Jack Kirby Copyright Battle

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.

NYCC EXCLUSIVE: IDW Announces

NYCC EXCLUSIVE: IDW Announces "Watchmen," "New Gods" Artist's editions

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.

Comics A.M. - Three IDW Comics Make Their Madefire Debut

Comics A.M. - Three IDW Comics Make Their Madefire Debut

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!

How To Celebrate Jack Kirby's 96th Birthday

How To Celebrate Jack Kirby's 96th Birthday

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.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Discover the True Face of Doctor Doom!

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Discover the True Face of Doctor Doom!

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?"

Comics A.M. - Archie's Nancy Silberkleit Files Sexual Harassment Suit

Comics A.M. - Archie's Nancy Silberkleit Files Sexual Harassment Suit

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!

PRESS RELEASE: Hero Initiative, Kirby4Heroes Campaign Announce "Wake Up and Draw" Event

The San Francisco Giants Pay Tribute to Stan

The San Francisco Giants Pay Tribute to Stan "The Man" Lee

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.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Superhero Romance & Kirby Sabotage?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Superhero Romance & Kirby Sabotage?

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?

Jack Kirby Estate Denied Appeal in Marvel Copyright Claim

Jack Kirby Estate Denied Appeal in Marvel Copyright Claim

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.

EXCL PREVIEW: Unpublished Excerpt from Kirby's

EXCL PREVIEW: Unpublished Excerpt from Kirby's "In The Days of the Mob"

"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.

SDCC: Neil Gaiman, Tony Isabella & Mark Evanier Celebrate Jack Kirby

SDCC: Neil Gaiman, Tony Isabella & Mark Evanier Celebrate Jack Kirby

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.

Comics A.M. - Near-Mint

Comics A.M. - Near-Mint "X-Men" #1 Sells For Record $250,000

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!

Sinnott Reflects on Six Decades of Comic Book Creation

Sinnott Reflects on Six Decades of Comic Book Creation

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.

Jack Kirby's Grandson Launches Kickstarter to Fund Retrospective Book

Jack Kirby's Grandson Launches Kickstarter to Fund Retrospective Book

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.

WC13: Jim Steranko Spotlight

WC13: Jim Steranko Spotlight

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."

"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.

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