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(American Barbarian)   In honor of the birthday of late comics legend Jack Kirby, the web comic American Barbarian offers this tribute   (ambarb.com) divider line 21
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2013-08-28 12:03:01 PM  
Nice!

/all I got
 
2013-08-28 12:48:07 PM  
The man gave us many gifts, including Big Barda...

farm5.static.flickr.com

Oh yeah, and the Avengers and the Fantastic Four and the Hulk and the X-men... But I couldn't find any hot pictures of them (well, none drawn by Kirby anyway).
 
2013-08-28 12:56:24 PM  
Moar dots, moar dots!
www.lostonwallace.com
 
2013-08-28 01:02:43 PM  
Always remember...

www.pvponline.com
 
2013-08-28 01:06:14 PM  
The greatest comic artist ever, and a legit bad-ass.
 
2013-08-28 01:39:00 PM  
excellent tribute comic, great lettering :)

thanks fark!
 
2013-08-28 01:41:37 PM  
Hey guys, what's going on in this thread I invented?

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0498278/
 
2013-08-28 02:27:00 PM  
Hail to the King!
 
2013-08-28 02:32:01 PM  
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Godspeed, you wonderful man.
 
2013-08-28 02:56:22 PM  

Edymnion: Moar dots, moar dots!
[740x1113 from http://www.lostonwallace.com/GALACTUS.jpg image 740x1113]


WTF WTF I said no moar dots -50 DKP.
 
2013-08-28 03:19:51 PM  
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/realistic vision?
 
2013-08-28 03:35:46 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: The greatest comic artist ever, and a legit bad-ass.


I've told the story of when I had an extended conversation with the King back in '89 at the Comic Con.  One anecdote he told me was related to how - before we entered WWII - he ripped the Nazis a *new* one (don't recall if it was in a comic or a political cartoon)....and then how a bunch of them came to the comic offices and tried to intimidate him.  The King was NOT intimidated....he stood face to face with them stared them down.

What I loved was, how he spoke about them with his inimitable accent:  "Dese were *tough* guys..."

I hardly ever admit that I'm a lucky guy, but in this instance...yeah, I was damned lucky to meet him and have a nice chat.
 
2013-08-28 03:47:59 PM  

ristst: DjangoStonereaver: The greatest comic artist ever, and a legit bad-ass.

I've told the story of when I had an extended conversation with the King back in '89 at the Comic Con.  One anecdote he told me was related to how - before we entered WWII - he ripped the Nazis a *new* one (don't recall if it was in a comic or a political cartoon)....and then how a bunch of them came to the comic offices and tried to intimidate him.  The King was NOT intimidated....he stood face to face with them stared them down.

What I loved was, how he spoke about them with his inimitable accent:  "Dese were *tough* guys..."

I hardly ever admit that I'm a lucky guy, but in this instance...yeah, I was damned lucky to meet him and have a nice chat.


Those were Nazi fans in the US he pissed off by making Captain America. The King had a lot of balls to do that.
 
2013-08-28 04:18:20 PM  

Dr.Salvador: ristst: DjangoStonereaver: The greatest comic artist ever, and a legit bad-ass.

I've told the story of when I had an extended conversation with the King back in '89 at the Comic Con.  One anecdote he told me was related to how - before we entered WWII - he ripped the Nazis a *new* one (don't recall if it was in a comic or a political cartoon)....and then how a bunch of them came to the comic offices and tried to intimidate him.  The King was NOT intimidated....he stood face to face with them stared them down.

What I loved was, how he spoke about them with his inimitable accent:  "Dese were *tough* guys..."

I hardly ever admit that I'm a lucky guy, but in this instance...yeah, I was damned lucky to meet him and have a nice chat.

Those were Nazi fans in the US he pissed off by making Captain America. The King had a lot of balls to do that.


First:  Jealous of ristst for getting to meet him in person.

Second:  an anecdote I just heard about him from his time in France.  Apparently, once his CO found out
he was an artist, he assigned Kirby to a recon platoon.  His job was to go ahead of the advancing columns
to survey and sketch out towns and fortifications and whatnot.

One time, he found an abandoned hotel with a stocked bar, and proceeded to imbibe.  Suddenly, three
SS officers came in and when they saw not only that he was an American, but a Jew as well (thanks to the
Star of David on his dog tag), they really started putting the hurt on him.  They knocked him down, and the
last thing he remembered was seeing that one of them had a knife in his boot.

Though the details apparently varied depending on who was telling the story, or when it was told, the
next thing he remembered he was standing over three very messily dead SS officers.  One version of the
tale says he stabbed one, shot the other, and threw the knife through the third, but the point is:  this was a
man whose fighting prowess was on a par with any of his four-colour creations.
 
2013-08-28 05:06:42 PM  

Dr.Salvador: Those were Nazi fans in the US he pissed off by making Captain America. The King had a lot of balls to do that.


Yeah, that's it...!  He talked about how the other staff in the office actually tried to discourage him from facing them, but he wouldn't have it.  He said he marched up to them, got in their face and asked what their beef was...and then he told them he wasn't gonna stop regardless of their opinions.

What an awesome day.  I asked about a specific storytelling device he used in one issue of Kammandi, and the King just went *off*.  He got really jazzed over the question and started telling stories, and 20 minutes later he was still going strong.  There was a long line waiting to see him...needless to say those folks were a bit dismayed he spent so much time with my friend and me, when he typically spoke to a person for a minute or two.
 
2013-08-28 05:12:34 PM  
Rob Liefeld's better.

/just kidding
 
2013-08-28 06:56:40 PM  

cheezitmojo: Rob Liefeld's better.

/just kidding


The man can draw a pouch like no other, I'll give him that,
 
2013-08-28 07:22:55 PM  

JammerJim: cheezitmojo: Rob Liefeld's better.

/just kidding

The man can draw

is a huge floppy pouch like no other, I'll give him that,

FTFY
 
2013-08-28 10:30:31 PM  
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2013-08-28 11:22:00 PM  

Metaluna Mutant: [480x320 from http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3483/3296052621_5d11cdf884.jpg image 480x320]

Damn straight.
 
2013-08-28 11:39:38 PM  
i275.photobucket.com
 
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