The Auteur Theory of Comics

This beautiful and informative sixteen page “Verbi-visual” essay by pop culture and comic book historian Arlen Schumer uses the Auteur Theory of film as a jumping off point to make the case for “the role of the artist in the de-facto co-creation of a comic book work, and to the truth of the “Marvel Method” in actual practice, asserting an artist of the magnitude of Jack “King” Kirby his morally and ethically rightful place as the Auteur of the Marvel Comics universe!”

The Kirby Museum also published a limited run of the thirty-two page Jack Kirby Silver Edition, the Jack Kirby chapter from Arlen Schumer’s award-winning “The Silver Age of Comic Book Art.”


16 full-color 8.5″ x 11″ pages (21.6cm x 27.9cm)

Digital printing, saddle-stitched

Second printing. SOLD OUT

$15 in the US, $20 International

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