Avengers Weekend Part 1 – Kirby Boycott

I’m going to have a little fun this weekend and do the first “live” broadcast of Kirby Dynamics. I will try and tie up some of the loose threads I have here for Stan Lee week and talk a little about the new Avengers movie. If I understand correctly it comes out today. ūüôā

All my friends with little (male) kids are taking them to see¬†the¬†movie. It’s¬†like¬†Christmas for many of them. It’s amazing how popular these movies are right now. I think at some point you’ll see¬†the¬†popularity¬†curve go down, but apparently not yet.

A bunch of people asked me to go to the movie, but I don’t know about anybody¬†else, I like watching stuff on HDTV when it’s on cable. I¬†like¬†being able to pause the movie and do other things while it’s playing. So I’ll wait. I mean is there really anything that “must¬†see” in the movie? I assume all of Jack’s¬†characters¬†exchange¬†snappy wisecracks then defeat a bad guy/bad guys, right?¬†I can wait ’till next year to see that.

I’m not a big “boycott” guy because I don’t know if that sort of thing really does any good, but it is interesting to see¬†there¬†are some people out there who aren’t going to the¬†movie¬†because Jack doesn’t¬†receive¬†any money from the movie. Here’s some links passed along by readers and a few I came across.

James Sturm Boycotts ‘The Avengers’ Film over Marvel’s Treatment of Jack Kirby

Why I’m Boycotting The Avengers
Because Jack Kirby has never been given the credit he’s due.

Boycott The Avengers?

Honoring A Fallen King
What of the House That Jack Built?

‚ÄúAvengers‚ÄĚ boycotters assemble online

Boycott the Avengers? A Slate writer discusses why Marvel’s troubled history with artists has led him to boycott the upcoming project, despite his love for Mr. Whedon.

Here’s a site advising against the boycott:

5 REASONS BOYCOTTING ‚ÄúTHE AVENGERS‚ÄĚ IS POINTLESS

Here’s a site calling for credit for the Kirbys

Marvel Entertainment: Give credit and royalties to Jack Kirby and his family.