NEXT ISSUE: Instead of a normal issue, KIRBY FIVE-OH! is a special look at the best of everything from Jack Kirby’s 50-year career in comics! Our regular columnists form a distinguished panel of experts to choose and examine: The best Kirby story published each year from 1938-1987! The best covers from each decade! Jack’s 50 best unused pieces of art! His 50 best character designs! And profiles of, and commentary by, the 50 people most influenced by Kirby’s work! Plus there’s a 50-page gallery of Kirby’s powerful raw pencil art, and a deluxe color section of photos and finished art from throughout his entire half-century oeuvre. This 168-page tabloid-sized trade paperback features a previously unseen Kirby Superman cover inked by “DC: The New Frontier” artist DARWYN COOKE, and an introduction by MARK EVANIER, helping make this the ultimate retrospective on the career of the “King” of comics! (A percentage of profits will be donated to the Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center.) We’re not soliciting contributions, but send us material for future issues, and look for KIRBY FIVE-OH! in February 2008!Those 50 greatest character designs? That's my piece. I'm still writing it, but I can pretty well guarantee that I'm going to cheese somebody off with the list I've got going!
Jack Kirby Collector #50
Well, it's being plugged in this week's Alter Ego #72 and the electronic copies of JKC #49 that just went out, so I suppose it's alright for me to start hyping up the big Jack Kirby Collector anniversary issue I'm working on...