Jack Kirby: The Epic Life of the King of Comics [A Graphic Biography]

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Price
$28.99  $26.96
Publisher
Ten Speed Graphic
Publish Date
Pages
208
Dimensions
7.0 X 10.1 X 0.9 inches | 1.76 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781984856906

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About the Author
Tom Scioli is an Eisner-nominated writer and artist who specializes in comics and graphic novels. He's the author of the non-fiction graphic biography, Jack Kirby: The Epic Life of the King of Comics as well as several science-fiction and superhero originals like American Barbarian, The Myth of 8-Opus, and Godland. He has also reinvented established series with Fantastic Four: Grand Design, Super Powers, Transformers vs G.I. Joe, and a cyberpunk reimagining of Go-Bots. He is known for his singular drawing style, kinetic page layouts, and imaginative writing and is one of a small number of auteur cartoonists who writes, draws, colors, and hand-letters his comics. He's also the host of the pop culture centered Total Recall Show and a frequent contributor to the Cartoonist Kayfabe podcast.
Reviews
"Jack Kirby's real life adventures were just as epic as the ones he imagined in the comics he created. Scioli captures that epic feel using his own, inimitable style, and tells a story that's long overdue."--Joe Casey, co-creator of Gødland

"Artist-writer Tom Scioli has created a magnificent tribute to Jack Kirby, the true King of Comics. Insightful, fun, and crafted with both love and respect. Bravo!"--Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of V-Wars

"This is clearly the comic that Tom Scioli has been building toward for decades. He's answered every question I've had about Kirby within the pages of this biography. it's genius! This is the masterwork that Jack Kirby deserves."--Ed Piskor, author of Hip Hop Family Tree and Red Room and co-host of YouTube channel Cartoonist Kayfabe

"[Scioli] crowds his pages with densely captioned panels, rendering characters and colors with a vintage glow, conjuring a beloved, dog-eared Golden Age comic, bringing us into Kirby's milieu and era. And it's Kirby's voice telling us this story, illuminating the remarkable human behind the unforgettable heroes."--Booklist (starred review)