Comic Book Apocalypse – a three month long exhibit of Jack Kirby’s work – opens today, 24 August 2015, in the Main Gallery at California State University at Northridge. Curated by professor Charles Hatfield, author of Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby, and a member of the Jack Kirby Museum’s newly minted Advisory Board, the show is the largest exhibit of Kirby work to date in the United States.
Comic Book Apocalypse contains over 100 pages of original Jack Kirby art – mostly later DC work (Kamandi, New Gods, Forever People, and Demon), but there will be examples of Kirby’s Marvel and Golden Age 40s and 50s works, too. One room will be devoted to the original art for the complete Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth #14 story, “Winner Take All!” with ink and lettering art by Mike Royer. The Kirby Museum provided three interactive iPad displays containing items from our digital archive that will be displayed throughout the exhibit, as well as other items and support.
There is a public reception on Saturday, 29 August 29 from 7-9pm, a gallery talk at 10am on August 31st and a panel discussion at 1pm on September 26th.