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Fantastic Four
Marvel not at this Fox flop

Film Review  August 14, 2015, by Marc Savlov
"...Steer clear, Friends of Ol’ Marvel! The newest iteration of Stan Lee and Joltin’ Jack Kirby’s classic superheroes plays like some misguided cross between an Eighties Afterschool Special and a failed WB tween-heartthrob outing sans the emotional depth. This is the third attempt to bring Marvel Comics’ gamma-irradiated foursome to cinematic fruition and it’s even worse than its predecessors..."

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
One of the better offerings from Marvel’s growing multimedia omniverse, this film gives fans plenty to chew on.
Film Review  April 4, 2014, by Marc Savlov
"...”Captain America: now more than ever” is what the tagline for this second (or third, if you count The Avengers) entry in the Marvel Universe franchise should read, seeing as how it pointedly comments on real-world political and military fear-mongering in our new age of uncertainty. Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s 97-pound weakling-turned-supersoldier with the red-white-and-blue heart returns, alongside Marvel stalwarts Black Widow (Johansson), Jackson’s Nick Fury, and newcomer Falcon (Mackie) to thwart not only the free world’s longtime nemesis Hydra, but also the internal strife amongst good guys at S.H.I.E.L.D..."

It must have seemed like a terrific gamble when the suits at Columbia elected to go with director Sam Raimi's first choice for the role of New York's finest webslinger....
Film Review  May 10, 2002, by Marc Savlov
"...Fans of Marvel Comics' beloved red, black, and blue arachnoid teenager should have a field day; Raimi perfectly captures the essence of the early Spider-Man issues, from Stan Lee's wise decision to make this high school outsider one with whom the kids could really identify instead of a galaxy-hopping Superman, to Steve Ditko's surreal, odd-angled panels and wild, action-crammed splash pages. Maguire, with his croaky, pubescent voice and hunchy science nerd charm, might as well have walked in from of one of Smilin' Jack Kirby's old issues -- he looks like the penultimate geek-cum-boy wonder, and when he is finally bitten by a genetically enhanced spider while on a school field trip (an amateur shutterbug, he spends the trip shooting pics and spouting off about the myriad unique properties of the spider exhibit around him, as if simply being a spotty-faced 98-pound weakling weren't trouble enough), the resulting transformation from gawky science whiz into spectacular spiderguy is all the more fascinating..."

Kirby: King of Comics
A new biography of Jack Kirby successfully evokes the proper mystique and respect for this creative giant while revealing his human side
Books Review  April 4, 2008, by Rick Klaw
"...Kirby: King of Comicsby Mark Evanier Harry N. Abrams, 224 pp., $40..."

Open Up – It's the Filmmakers!
Kirby Dick raids the MPAA
Screens Story  March 10, 2006, by Marc Savlov
"...Filmmaker Kirby Dick (Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist) hasn't made it to the Middle East yet, but, to his credit, he has made it inside the ratings board. Sort of..."

Golden Gate
Like Jack Nicholson's private dick before him, Matt Dillon should have known better than to go poking around in Chinatown. Golden Gate is a messy but well-meaning period piece about...
Film Review  January 28, 1994, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: John Madden. Starring: Matt Dillon, Joan Chen, Bruno Kirby, Teri Polo, Tzi Ma, Stan Egi and Jack Shearer..."

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Although it tries mightily to top 2005's origin story by introducing fanboy favorite the Silver Surfer, this film is nevertheless relentlessly dull and curiously bombastic.
Film Review  June 22, 2007, by Marc Savlov
"...Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Julian McMahon, Kerry Washington, Doug Jones, Laurence Fishburne and Andre Braugher. I grew up on Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's Fantastic Four comics..."

Page Two
Gratitude and goodbye to Will Eisner, whose comic 'The Spirit' is the epitome of great American art
Columns  January 7, 2005, by Louis Black
"...EC comics matured the vocabulary as no other company had. Joe Simon and Jack Kirby reinvented the visual narrative a number of times, and then Kirby hooked up with Stan Lee (at the same time Steve Ditko and the gang were provided full front four support) to take comics to the next level at Marvel...."

'The Cartoon Utopia'
Regé's drawings vibrate with a vision of life seen through a scanner brightly
Arts Review  July 16, 2010, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Finlay, of course, worked in the pulps – especially in the sci-fi milieu in which Dick struggled to hack out a living. And the pulps eventually morphed into comic books, in which the graphic magnificence of Jack Kirby was the enduring pinnacle..."

Bullish On Comics
Guillermo del Toro gets serious about the funny papers.
Screens Story  March 8, 2002, by Robert Faires
"...A little older, I remember loving Dan De Carlo’s Archie … exclusively for Betty and Veronica. [laughs] And I remember when I was a kid being very scared by Graham Ingels of EC Comics and by Jack Kirby’s Demon, his superhero/horror comic..."

Black Panther Comic Writer Evan Narcisse on Heroes and Afro-Futurism
From Austin to Wakanda
Screens Story  February 15, 2018, by Moisés Chiullán
"...The suit is what really struck me. I still think it's one of Jack Kirby's best costume designs ever: It's really sleek, it communicates the idea of him being a catlike superhero..."

Dinner Lab + Phaidon = Magnus Nilsson's Nordic Feast
Not even an army of frost giants could keep us from this culinary event
DAILY Food  November 16, 2015, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...If mythical Asgard, home of the Norse gods, were an actual place – especially as depicted by Jack Kirby in the pages of Marvel comic books hundreds of years after Snorri Sturluson wrote his takes on the Prose Edda and decades before the first Hollywooded movie about Thor – the kitchenmaster of that glorious realm would probably be someone like Magnus Nilsson...."

The Incredible Hulk
Finally, the Hulk is truly incredible. As of right now, it's Marvel's universe; we just live in it.
Film Review  June 13, 2008, by Marc Savlov
"...If you don't know who Tony Stark is or who The Avengers might or might not be, you could be better cinematically served by rewatching Peter Parker in Ang Lee's The Ice Storm. And, too, if you don't care to consider why movies of the Stan Lee stripe may be so singularly freighted with pop-culture import in a world where heroes – super or otherwise – are in increasingly short supply, well pal, you obviously don't know Jack (Kirby)..."

Me, Ange, and the Interlocking Shadows of Trees
Why do I love Naruto? Because I love my daughter.
Screens Story  June 1, 2007, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...The series had fallen to mediocrity years earlier. What was always subtitled "The World's Greatest Comic Magazine!" in typical Marvel bombast, what had galvanized my little-kid years in the equatorial hinterlands as Jack Kirby and Stan Lee pitted our heroic quartet against the awesome might of the Sub-Mariner or Dr..."

Graphic Novels
Godland Volume One: Hello, Cosmic!; Godland Volume Two: Another Sunny Delight; and Rocketo Volume One: The Journey to the Hidden Sea
Books Review  November 17, 2006, by Ryan Rutherford
"...In Godland Volume One: Hello Cosmic! and Volume Two: Another Sunny Delight, writer Joe Casey and artist Tom Scioli riff on the cosmic adventures that Jack Kirby produced with Stan Lee during the Sixties heyday of the Fantastic Four and on his own during the Seventies with New Gods and the Eternals. Casey – with tongue firmly planted in cheek – has crafted a sci-fi superhero epic following the adventures of Adam Archer, an astronaut who returns to Earth with cosmic powers after a disastrous mission to Mars..."

Fantastic Four
All four aren't fantastic, but at least two are pretty good in this latest Hollywood take on a classic from Marvel Comics.
Film Review  July 8, 2005, by Marc Savlov
"...Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Chiklis, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Julian McMahon, Kerry Washington and Stan Lee. It must be a relief to The Fantastic Four co-creator Stan Lee (with the late, great Jack Kirby) that he’s finally hit cinematic pay dirt over the past half-decade..."

Another summer, another giant lizard. Whoops, what am I saying?! This is Godzilla's made-in-America debut, and nothing to sniff at lest I incur the wrath of those two diminutive maidens...
Film Review  May 22, 1998, by Marc Savlov
"...Sadly though, as it turns out, this Godzilla looks like George Foreman after an irradiated rumble in the jungle. With a huge, jutting, Jack Kirby-esque jaw and a spade-like head, he looks and moves far too much like an overgrown Spielbergian Velociraptor..."

Paul Pope's Battling Boy Is a Young God Among Men
And the daughter of a dead hero's no slouch, either.
DAILY Books  October 30, 2013, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...That's the other thing: "The artist." And, yes, Pope has a sockdollager visual style that retains the power of King Kirby even while transcending the early influence of that giant's oeuvre – Pulp Hope, indeed – but I'd make a case here, by way of appraisal, that Pope could never draw another goddam line and still be a powerful force in the arena of comics. Because the man's writing skills, especially as honed in his long-ranging THB series and recently brought to bear in crafting this putative "children's" series, are equal to his imagination..."

City Slickers
Three best pals from New Jersey, all approaching 40, vacation together every year. Not your standard pina colada-on-the-beach or eat-your-way-through-the-Caribbean-cruise, mind you. No, these guys take fantasy vacations. They've gone...
Film Review  June 7, 1991, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Ron Underwood. Starring: Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby, Patricia Wettig, Helen Slater and Jack Palance..."

Page Two: Otto Binder Had a Vision
The great science-fiction and comic book writer already had a name for Trump back in the 1950s – Bizarro
Columns  September 15, 2016, by Louis Black
"...When he finally finished we'd talk, him telling stories of his experiences as a science-fiction writer as well as working in comic books from when they first came into existence through the present. We'd go to comic book and science-fiction conventions in New York, which often meant hanging out in a bar with Stan Lee, catching up with Garner Fox and Jack Kirby and talking to Isaac Asimov..."

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