From August 22nd to August 28th – what would have been the great man’s 99th Birthday – Marvel.com are paying homage to the incredible and iconic contributions of Jack “The King” Kirby.
During KIRBY WEEK fans will get to explore how Jack Kirby brought his creative genius to the Marvel Universe through several articles devoted to “The King” himself.
Check out the first in-depth article devoted to the origins of one of Jack’s most monstrous creations – The Incredible Hulk.
Marvel.com will also be releasing several podcasts speaking with Neal Kirby, as well as comic book historian, Peter Sanderson, for exclusive interviews on how Jack Kirby has influenced some of the most iconic creative voices and talent of today. Additionally, Marvel.com will also be sharing some of the most iconic moments from Jack Kirby’s historic catalogue of Marvel milestones all week long.
Whether it was westerns, romance, war, horror, sci-fi, humor or Super Heroes – Jack Kirby could do it all through genre-defining stories, and charted a decade-spanning course for graphic fiction as a whole. Use #KirbyWeek on social media and share your favorite Jack Kirby stories, moments, art, and characters.
New York, NY—August 23rd, 2016— He’s the King of Comics! A man who left an indelible mark upon the medium, using his peerless imagination to create some of the greatest stories and characters ever told. All this week, join Marvel.com for a celebration devoted to all things Kirby with Marvel’s KIRBY WEEK.