I asked George if he could give us a link to the Huffington Post aricle he mentioned in his Kirby Forever post. This is his reply:
The Huffington Post link. Here it is:
It’s a little confusing because the webpage says “Moviefone” on top, but just under the title of the piece is this: “The Huffington Post | By Eric Larnick.” However, this is definitely the correct webpage because the condensed version of my quotation from the Comic Book Marketplace interview appears in the comments–and I haven’t posted that version anywhere else, and that is the one you re-posted on Kirby Dynamics.
Here is one more point from George Zadorozny in regards to Kirby credit:
In the Huffington Post piece, in response to the interviewer’s opening question concerning appropriate movie credit for Jack in The Avengers, Stan responds by saying “I don’t know how to answer that because in what way would his name appear?”
Here’s how: in the opening credits, exactly as was done in the Spider-Man movies, where prominently appear the words “Based on the comic books by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.”
Although in my opinion a proper, truth-based opening credit for The Avengers (and for all of the Kirby-based films) would in justice be “Based on the comic books by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee,” I’d settle for “Based on the comic books by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.” Indeed these words appear somewhere in the middle of the closing credits of The Avengers, but given Jack’s towering primacy in the co-creation of the comic books, and given that most of the world wrongly believes that it was all Stan Lee, all the time, then slipping Kirby into the closing credits simply is not good enough. Jack absolutely belongs in the opening credits, prominently, because of the simple, overwhelming truth that he was not just an illustrator of but the main co-creator of The Avengers and indeed of the ’60s Marvel Universe.
I asked George if he wanted to pass along any links, and this is what he sent in. Thanks again to George for sharing his reasearch and the links.
Links to Romeo Muller / Rankin-Bass
1. This first link gets you to the Romeo Muller page on the Rankin-Bass website maintained by my great friend, Rick Goldschmidt, who is the world’s greatest expert on Rankin-Bass. He’s published a few books on R-B, all excellent.
Long before Wikipedia had much of anything on Romeo, I compiled the Romeo Muller filmography which you can click on at this link. Rick wrote the essay, “The Man With the Animagical Typewriter,” which you can also click on at this link:
By the way, I recently discovered that Romeo wrote one episode (# 78, “The Mask of Gorgon”) of the old Thundercats animated series. I’ll have to add this to the filmography.
2. These next two links get you to my essays on Romeo Muller. The first, main essay is a bit outdated as it predates the filmography and so does not list some of his films–but you can get a listing of almost all of them at the link in item #1, above.
Here are the links to my essays on Romeo Muller:
3. I have been searching for almost 20 years now for a copy of a Studio One episode that Romeo Muller wrote called “Love Me to Pieces, Baby.” By all accounts it was extremely well-received and I’d love to see it! So if any of your readers can help me get my hands on a copy, I’d be extraordinarily grateful.
4. Finally, the AOL e-mail address for me set forth in each of the above links is obsolete. Anyone from the general public who wants to e-mail me should use this e-mail: