To momentarily continue the topic of Kirby, a handful of links.Stephen Bissette’s proposed a boycott of Marvel Comics and their films based on the continuing legal stoushes between Marvel and the Kirby heirs. James Sturm from Slate.com also decided to boycott Marvel Comics over Kirby’s treatment and you can read the article here. (I am, for interests of full disclosure, not boycotting the film myself, although it may be a little while before I see it due to newly found responsibilities of fatherhood!)
Strange but true: Kirby’s artwork – together with the CIA and Roger Zelazny – helped save Americans from Tehran in 1979, just prior to the Iranian hostage crisis that brought down the Carter administration. Wired ran an article on it some years back.
ComicsAlliance.com recently ran a feature on Kirby’s ‘next issue’ teasers that he designed for those early issues of Captain America that influenced a generation or more of professionals and fans alike. It’s great stuff, undiluted by pretension or knowingness.
Finally, ComicsAlliance also semi-regularly provides mashups of Great Comics That Never Happened. They are always wonderful ‘what if’ scenarios, such as what if Jack Kirby had written and designed My Little Pony?