On Strips: Kirby's Comic Strips

By | Friday, August 29, 2014 Leave a Comment
It seemed a little odd to try to talk about Jack Kirby in relating to "-isms" yesterday during his actual birthday, but dreadfully easy to bring the man up today in relation to comic strips. And I'm a guy who's been writing columns about Kirby for over a decade now, so I don't need his birthday as an excuse to write about him again!

What I wanted to do today was highlight a little-remembered side of Kirby. He's of course widely known as a comic book artist, and rightly so. But he also dipped into the comic strip market more than a few times as well. So what I thought I'd do today is showcase some samples of comic strips done by Jack Kirby. He never saw much success with these -- indeed, many were never even published -- but it is, as I say, an aspect of Kirby's career that is frequently overlooked.

So here are examples of thirteen different strips he worked on, plus one editorial cartoon. Enjoy!

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