The comic book legend has had a hand in creating or co-crating pretty much all of the major pop culture superhero icons that you know and love today. I’m not going to get into that list – it’s extensive. But you can find it right here.
Go ahead. Be blown away by all that creativity.
In any event, Biff Bam Pop! has been celebrating #Kirby100 all summer long. You can find a list of all of our fascinating articles and commentaries right here. Of course, this particular column has gotten into the celebrations every week this month, highlighting:
Today sees the last “heads up” in The Wednesday Run #Kirby100 celebrations. At least for this month!
Today sees the release of the compelling, action-packed, sci-fi, philosophical meta story – and absolute fun of The Black Racer And Shilo Norman Special #1!
The Black Racer And Shilo Norman Special #1
Written By: Reginald Hudlin
Illustrated By: Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz
Published By: DC Comics
You might know Scott Free, the hero known as Mister Miracle, but you might not know Shilo Norman, the hero also known as Mister Miracle.
Created, obviously, by Jack Kirby in 1973, Shilo Norman made his first appearance in the original Mister Miracle monthly comic book – issue #15 to be precise. In a long and winding origin that brought him form the slums of Metropolis, Shilo was tutored by Scott Free as a master escapologist, and, along with New Genesis tech, became the third hero to sport the name Mister Miracle!
The Black Racer And Shilo Norman Special #1, a one-off comic book, published in order to participate in all things #Kirby100, is the product of some very, very, very talented people.
Written by writer, director and producer, Reginald Hudlin (House Party, Boomerang, Django Unchained, The Office) and illustrated by comic book luminaries and fan favourites, Denys Cowan (The Question, Power Man and Iron Fist, and Milestone Media) and Bill Sienkiewicz (Electra: Assassin, Moon Knight, Sandman: Endless Nights and many, many, more), The Black Racer And Shilo Norman Special #1 showcases Norman at his most Miraculous!
Pushing the limits and cheating death has finally brought the attention of another Kirby creation: The Black Racer, the avatar of death, is on the hunt for Shilo Norman and their race sees them wind through the entire universe!
The 48-page comic book also contains a back-up feature, a reprint from Jack Kirby’s Fourth World stories, the ones that gave rise to all of these characters!
Escape miraculously into the celebrations of #Kirby100 and make the run to your local comic book shop today and pick up The Black Racer And Shilo Norman Special.
It may very well be the read of your life!