Happy 94th Birthday Jack!

August 28, 2011
 Jack Kirby, King of Comics

[UPDATED 8.29] If Jack Kirby was still with us, today would have been his 94th birthday. Seventeen years after his passing, Jack's creations and contributions to comics is as strong as ever as event with this year's big screen movie releases of Thor and Captain America. Kirby Genesis, a new comic book series, is taking Jack's own concepts and characters in new directions by some of today's greatest comic book talents. So Kirby is everywhere and awareness of his creativity will only grow.

To celebrate his birthday, below is a never seen before birthday card in comic art spread format to celebrate Jack's 75th birthday. It was recently archived at the San Diego Comic Con International thanks to Paul Power who created the art and concept along with Steve Rude and Chic Stone.

Jack Kirby 75th Birthday

And just added another Jack Kirby 75th birthday tribute from Frank Fosco featuring many of Kirby's characters and creations.

Jack Kirby 75th Birthday

Today also marks a year since What if Kirby relaunched from its simple origins to today's site with 100s of pages of Kirby original art and creations to view and study. The Jack Kirby Digital Archive has since grown from 600 pages archived to today's 1,650 pages and will continue to grow thanks to the contribution of original art dealers and private collectors.

This coming year will introduce more Kirby influenced creations with the Avengers movie release and more Kirby Genesis comic books!

John S.'s picture
Posted by: John S. | August 28, 2011

Thanks

Hey, you guys can look up my info on the Members' Profile page. I'm pretty sure all members can access it.

Krackles's picture
Posted by: Krackles | August 28, 2011

Forum for us

I guess the Water Cooler thread is fit for us!

Krackles's picture
Posted by: Krackles | August 28, 2011

Bashful me

Still am the best looking one from here to Yancy street!

Frank Fosco's picture
Posted by: Frank Fosco | August 28, 2011

Awesome

Ahh--that's too clever--John Shadow--that's what the S stands for. We played right into your hands. Jack would be proud of your creativity.

John S.'s picture
Posted by: John S. | August 28, 2011

How's this?

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

Frank Fosco's picture
Posted by: Frank Fosco | August 28, 2011

We got options.

Hey Johnny S., you can send me a pic and I'll arts you up like me. Took ten years off'a me.

I mean look what I did for Krackles when he sent his picture to me. He never looked so good.

Is this the kinda stuff that's suppose to go on the forum?

John S.'s picture
Posted by: John S. | August 28, 2011

Okay, guys...

...I'll work on it.

Frank Fosco's picture
Posted by: Frank Fosco | August 28, 2011

No body does it better!

Happy birthday, Jack. No one has ever filled your shoes.

Long live the King!

PS: Yes, John--come out of the shadows and reveal your true self like Krackles and I.

Krackles's picture
Posted by: Krackles | August 28, 2011

Still alive and well

Yes! That's true… it's Kirby birthday!
Just have to turn my head around me and I'm looking at his work recently published.

Long live the King!

PS:
By the way John, get an avatar or something… You give me the creeps!

John S.'s picture
Posted by: John S. | August 28, 2011

Happy 94th, Jack

Long live the King!

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