Completely unrelated to Jack Kirby, but I wanted to make sure people who are interested know about Steve Ditko’s long-time co-publisher Robin Snyder’s current Kickstarter project for a new edition of one of the most unusual and hard-to-find Ditko books, THE DITKO PUBLIC SERVICE PACKAGE from 1991.
And to have something on-topic in this post, I should point out that I recently went back and improved the scans in a lot of the early posts on this weblog done when bandwidth and server space was an issue. Check out some of the posts over here.
It was 92 years ago today that Jack Kirby was born.
Some classic early covers over on the S&K blog. It’s also good day to catch up with some of the other great stuff Harry has been posting if you’ve fallen behind.
Long time Kirby associate and biographer Mark Evanier has a short note and an old photo.
Check out Kirby-Vison for some Kirby inspired artwork and Kirby Kinetics for a look at his story-telling.
Bully has hourly posts about Kirby in comics and on film.
Lots of other posts around the blogiverse, click here for more.
Available now from DC is a hardcover collection of the S&K Sandman stories from the 1940s. Harry Mendryk got a copy recently and took a look at it over here, if you’re curious.
Next year should see a matching volume for the Newsboy Legion by S&K. Boy Commandos would probably need multiple volumes, and I guess a slim Manhunter book (maybe with Kirby’s 1970s one-shot?) might be in the future as well.
Updated a few more recent reprints, mostly Marvel’s various lines continuing as scheduled, plus the most recent Kirby Collector came out a few weeks ago.