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Rereading The Fantastic Four #1-9 (1961)

Stan Lee suggested a central “gimmick” in his original 1961 synopsis for the Fantastic Four:

“let’s make The Thing the heavy—in other words, he’s not really a good guy … Let’s treat him so the reader is always afraid he will sabotage the Fantastic Four’s efforts at whatever they are doing—he isn’t interested in helping mankind the way the other three are … the other three are always afraid of The Thing getting out of their control some day and harming mankind with his amazing strength … The Thing doesn’t have the ethics that the other three have, and consequently he will probably be the most interesting one to the reader, because he’ll always be unpredictable.” 1,080 more words

Why 2017 is the year of Jack Kirby, comics’ most influential creator - Mark Peters SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017 02:30 PM PDT

This August will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of comic book artist, writer and editor Jack “King” Kirby

This August marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of comic book artist, writer and editor Jack “King” Kirby. 263 more words

Point Of Interest

Underrated: Creators Of Yesteryear I

This is a column that focuses on something or some things from the comic book sphere of influence that may not get the credit and recognition it deserves. 798 more words

Comics

Rich Buckler, comic book artist, dies at 68

Rich Buckler, part of the second-generation of Marvel Comics artists, has died, according to an announcement by Marvel on Twitter. He was 68.

In the 1970s, writers and artists who had been fans a decade earlier, were brought on by Marvel. 227 more words

Comic Book Movies

Director Glenn Fleming Discusses the upcoming Jack Kirby: My Personal Journey

Glenn Fleming is the director of the upcoming documentary Jack Kirby: My Personal Journey which will be available through his website. I had a chance to talk about the film and legendary creator. 2,025 more words

Movies

Jack Kirby Centennial One-Shots Coming This Summer

DC Comics used a DC All Access video posted to YouTube to announce a series of one-shots inspired by his most famous heroes, villains and super-teams in honor ofJack Kirby’s 100th birthday anniversary this August. 40 more words

Comics

Around the Tubes: Bathhouse Libraries, Kirby, and Snowpiercer

Yesterday was new comic book day! What’d folks get? What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Around off in the comments below! Here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup. 88 more words

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