Tag Archives: Jack Kirby
That’s Marvel BadAss! ~ Week Sixteen ~ Marc Basile!
Several weeks ago, I featured the pop-art stylings of artist Marc Basile on That’s Marvel BadAss! Marc was kind enough to reach out for a thank you and we agreed upon an interview. I was excited as I am obviously … Continue reading
The D in D.C. is for “Demon”
Okay, so I know I’m supposed to be a “Marvel” smartass, but the truth is that I find a lot to love in the history of the Distinguished Competition — most notably the creations of Jack Kirby during his 70s … Continue reading
That’s Marvel BadAss! ~ Week 14 … KIRBY VISION!
Scroll down and you’ll see that I have a deep and abiding love for all things Kirby … but, I’m a neophyte compared to Jason Garrattley, the editor of the KirbyVision fan art blog … a site often tinged with … Continue reading
T-T-T-Tobin! Brendan Tobin Creates Kirby Krackle
Today, one of my favorite bloggers/artists, Brendan Tobin, posted this incredible color/ink work he did to a rough sketch Jack Kirby created for a Hawkman animated series pitch. Now, Mr. Tobin is a very talented artist in his own … Continue reading
This Smartass loves the First Amendment
To quote DJ Kool … let me clear my throat … I’m a smart ass. I like to speak my mind, so that means I’m very close friends with the first ammendment. And, that requries me to be open to … Continue reading
Thor … Thunder God & Broken Little Boy
Okay… so, I love Marvel Comics. We all get that, right? Here’s another reason why … innocence. Check out this panel from Journey Into Mystery #112. The story sets up a titanic showdown between the God of Thunder and the … Continue reading
Why I Love Marvel Comics: Fantastic Four #38
I love the 60s. Such a time of feigned innocence. Political correctness meant knowing the right way to shake hands at a Kiwanis meeting, and, the Fantastic Four’s playfulness with Sue Storm was seen as cute. That’s why this sequence from … Continue reading
Why I Love Marvel Comics: Captain America Annual #3
This is a fantastic example of the classic Kirby first page. The opening prologue is punctuated with loads of dramatic Kirby Crackle. And, then, there’s that alien. Oh, the alien. Is it just me, or is that alien just a little … Continue reading
Why I Love Marvel Comics: Journey Into Mystery #107
Guys … this one is easy. I am going to gush forth a lot of digital love today. (Stay away from me, Chris Hansen.) You have to love that there was a comic called, “Journey Into Mystery” … and that … Continue reading
A.I.M. High ~ Issue 10 – Game Show Armageddon!
You have to stay up really late to catch this one on “Game Show Network. ” View a bigger version here. P.S. You don’t even want to know the strangest place Dr. Zola has ever made whoopee.
OCAP! Man of the Past to Save the Future!
It’s alive! It’s alive! The Smartass is back! Sorry it’s been a while, so I hope you enjoy this little homage to the Top 5 Classic Cap covers over at ComicBookResources.com and two great Kirby creations! Here’s the original OMAC Cover: … Continue reading