This Monday, August 28th 2017, marks the 100th birthday of the legendary Jack Kirby. All summer long, Biff Bam Pop! has been celebrating the King of Comics, and the remarkable impact he had on the world of graphic storytelling. Let’s be real, though. Even though Jack’s been gone for more than 23 years, he’s not really gone. His presence is felt all the time in the medium he helped cement as a pop culture force, and Kirby’s work is always be lauded, as it should be.
As John Morrow of TwoMorrows Publishing says in his introduction to Kirby 100, he’s made celebrating Kirby his “life’s work.” Along with former Kirby assistant Mark Evanier, there really is nobody out there that can lay claim to being a definitive expert on the artist. John’s been publishing The Jack Kirby Collector for nearly 25 years, a magazine that explores with the greatest depth Kirby career in all its facets.
It makes perfect sense then that today, Kirby’s centennial birthday, also sees the national release of Kirby 100: 100 Top Creators Celebrate Jack Kirby’s Greatest Work.
This edition of the Popcast also features American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1980s, written by Keith Dallas and published by our pals at TwoMorrows Publishing. If you’re a fan of comic book history, you must absolutely purchase this title. It’s simply spectacular. You can order it here.
Enjoy the Popcast, and enjoy SDCC 2013!
It’s another edition of the Biff Bam Popcast, featuring JP Fallavollita, Emily McGuiness and Glenn Walker. Off the top, we discuss the new book American Comic Book Chronicles, from TwoMorrows Publishing. We rave about it, so be sure to check it out after the popcast. From there, we talk renumbering in comics and 80’s action heroes.