Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Who's Next?

Let's see... I really ought to get cracking on my next "Incidental Iconography" column for The Jack Kirby Collector #54, due out in November. As always, though, I need to figure out WHICH character I should focus on. Well, last issue was themed around the comics Stan Lee and Jack Kirby worked on together, so I wrote my piece on Jack's portrayals of himself. But my editor decided he had too much Lee/Kirby material to keep to one issue, so he's expanded the theme to #54 as well. But since I've already looked at Jack for #53, who could I look at for #54? I might have to ponder this one for a while...
Or not.

(Oh, and if you don't get my visual reference there, you DEFINITELY need to buy TJKC #54 when it comes out!)

1 comment:

Jeff said...

One of my favorite instances of JK portraying himself in comic book form is from WHAT IF...? #11. How he looked at his relationship with Stan, at least in comic form, was really interesting.

Another that I just picked up (completely at random) is one of the MARVEL AGE annuals...#4, I think? It had a really short story written and drawn by Jack, and again showed a little glimpse of him and Stan at the Bullpen.

I'd imagine you've seen both, but it's worth the few bucks if you haven't (the MA annual can probably be had for...I don't know...a nickel).