December 2011

Merry Kirby Christmas!

December 25, 2011
Mr. Santa Claus

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas today and a happy holiday season. Hope your presents include some Jack Kirby treats!

Three Degrees of Separation

December 24, 2011
Foxhole: Loomis' end

Some 25 years ago, Jack Kirby's art was finally returned to him from Marvel, well at least a fraction returned. In the late 80s, collectors could purchase art directly from the Roselyn and Jack Kirby and later, in the 90's and after, also through Mike Thibodeaux. New art was periodically being released to the market through the then new, Jack Kirby Collector magazine and comic cons, especially the San Diego Comic Con International well into the 2000s.

A lifetime of defining the comic book - Joe Simon passes away at 98

December 18, 2011
Joe Simon and Jack Kirby

Last week we all received the news on Thursday of Joe Simon's passing on Wednesday, December 14th. There are many great articles written and about his life and incredible contributions to the comic book industry such as the LA Times and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Joe was a native of my hometown, Rochester NY.