His artistry was, and remains, so innovative and influential in the comic book zeitgeist that the industry named awards after him. Heck, they even named a visual image after him: the affectionately known, “Kirby Krackle.”
How pervasive is writer and artist Jack Kirby in pop culture?
You can scan the litany of comic book characters that the man created or co-created and you’d be certain to find dozens that are your favourites. From the globally renowned Captain America, Avengers, Fantastic Four and X-Men series of characters, to the populace’s burgeoning awareness of Darkseid and Black Panther, to the more niche creations of Kamandi, Etrigan the Demon and Destroyer Duck. With Kirby, the list of great characters goes on and on and on.
Without him, pop culture and comic books wouldn’t be at all what we know it to be today.
This August marks the 100th birthday of Jack Kirby and we here at Biff Bam Pop! mean to celebrate that auspicious centennial with a plethora of written accolades all summer long!
This is your cordial invitation to our #Kirby100 party!
Civil War continues in the Marvel Animated Universe as the Avengers disband from conflict in the shadow of the Inhuman Registration Act. From the ashes of the old, a new team is formed, the Mighty Avengers. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Civil War, Part 2: The Mighty Avengers.”
This week we have a handful of Marvel Comics spanning the variety of the Marvel Universe. There are endings to long-form storylines and the beginnings of new ones as well, a sampling of what is happening in one of the world’s most creative literary and visionary playgrounds. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Avengers: Monsters Unleashed #1, Black Panther #10, Deadpool #25, Doctor Strange #16, and Captain America: Steve Rogers #10.
Civil War II is not just happening in the core title this summer and autumn (and possibly into winter!), but also throughout the Marvel Comics line. There have been a ton of comics connected to it and talking about it, or at least pretending to. Meet me after the jump and I’ll be discussing Civil War II comics featuring Ulysses, Karnak, Doctor Doom, Nick Fury, and the Totally Awesome Hulk, among others.
In the third episode in a row introducing new Avengers, this one brings the Black Panther into the Marvel Animated Universe and the world of Avengers Assemble. But can even the combined forces of the Black Panther and the Avengers stop the menace of Ulysses Klaue? Find out in my review of “Panther’s Rage,” after the jump.
Don’t miss Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1, available in print and digital wherever books are sold!
MacArthur Genius and National Book Award-winning writer T-Nehisi Coates (Between The World And Me) and artist Brian Stelfreeze take the helm, confronting T’Challa with a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before. When a superhuman terrorist group that calls itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt–but can its monarch, one in a long line of Black Panthers, survive the necessary change? Heavy lies the head that wears the cowl!
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Marvel Comics’ Second Civil War continues this week with at least two comics, but is Marvel really all in on this event, or has it spread itself too thin with other current and upcoming events? Nevertheless, my reviews resume this week with Uncanny Inhumans #11 and Captain Marvel #6, as the side stories continue to shine more than the main series itself. Check them out, after the jump.
The controversy of Civil War II is affecting every corner of the Marvel Universe. Not just the heroes are at war, the forces of evil are on the move as well. What does the Kingpin have up his sleeve in this time of strife? Find out in CIVIL WAR II: KINGPIN #1, see the preview, after the jump!
Last weekend, the next of the big large-popcorn, comic book superhero, cinematic-universe-builder blockbusters dropped into movie theaters everywhere – Captain America: Civil War! How did it stand up to the other dozen Marvel movies, or even that other superhero fight flick, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Something tells me it did a little better than that latter film…
Based on the celebrated Marvel Comics mini-series Civil War, this culmination of the first twelve Marvel films pits six of Marvel’s greatest superheroes against six other of Marvel’s greatest superheroes. This is it, folks, the big one. What did we think of it? Let’s find out.
Over the course of the day, Biff Bam Pop! writers will give their high level take on the film. Check back regularly, as more contributions are added to this post of reviews that are sure to run the gamut of praise and maybe even derision. So meet us after the jump, our reviews of Captain America: Civil War are only a giant step away…