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Jack Kirby

  1. The Con Gone By: Check Out the Little Baby Beginnings of San Diego Comic-Con

    The little con that made it big.

    We all know San Diego Comic-Con, right? That giant, sprawling event that draws masses of fans and creators to a single city for a single weekend every year. The one with the exclusive trailers and exclusive toys. The one where badges sell out and hotels fill up faster than you can say Allons-y! Would you believe it was once just a small affair?

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  2. Teenage George R.R. Martin Once Sent a Very Sarcastic Letter To Stan Lee And Jack Kirby

    Dear Sirs, more incest and bloodletting!

    In 1963, a young George R. Martin (apparently that second initial didn't make an appearance until later) wrote a highly sarcastic letter to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Thank you, Marvel, for sharing this with us all.

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  3. Jack Kirby’s Concept Art For The Fake Sci-Fi Film In Argo Goes Up For Auction

    If you've got $10,000 or so burning a hole in your pocket, you could be the proud owner of these Kirby designs for Roger Zelazny's Lord of Light.

    Attention well-off comic nerds and history buffs! The original Jack Kirby concept art for the fake film featured in last year's critically acclaimed film Argo is going up for auction this week. That means you could soon be the owner of Jack Kirby drawings that helped save the lives of U.S. diplomats during the Iranian hostage crisis.

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  4. Things We Saw Today: President Obama Explains Why He Doesn’t Have a Mohawk Like That NASA Guy

    Things We Saw Today

    If this isn't enough of an explanation for you, go here. (The Frisky)

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  5. Legendary Comic Artist Joe Kubert Passes Away

    so long and thanks for all the fish

    The art world took a huge hit yesterday when it learned one of its most famous and respected members had passed away. Comic book artist and founder of the Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Joe Kubert, died yesterday at the age of 85. 

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  6. Comic Book Inspired Fashion: The Wave Of The Future (Or Now?)

    Fashion for Nonhumans

    I've long been a fan of anything comic related appearing on my clothing but that usually entails a Batman symbol on a t-shirt. Designers and fan/designers are going out of their way to create unique fashion based on our favorite heroes. Hit the jump for some more delightful Avengers sketches plus Jack Kirby inspired fashion, and a dress made out of comic strips! 

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  7. Things We Saw Today: An AT-AT Shaped Cat Condo

    Things We Saw Today

    You know, for Meow Skywalker, the hilarious cat. See how it was made (and the tricked out interior) at Blastr.

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  8. Things We Saw Today: A Polygon Rendering of Ecto-1

    Things We Saw Today

    It doesn't take a lot for me to get psyched about Ecto-1, but seeing it made out of polygons is pretty peachy keen, if you ask me. Josh Ln gave a ton of geekdoms most popular vehicles the polugon treatment, so go check them out at Geek Tyrant.

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  9. Knit Version of a Fantastic Four Comic Book Cover

    What could be better than paying homage to fond comic book-related memories by taking your favorite 1966 Jack Kirby Fantastic Four cover and recapturing it in the time-honored medium of felt knitting. Don't ask D. Campbell MacKinlay, because he doesn't have an answer. The level of detail MacKinlay captures is pretty impressive, mimicking the orginal cover right down to the price and date. Even better, he's enhanced the work by making The Thing's fists literally pop out at you. Take that, 3D TV.

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  10. New 52 in Review: Week 1

    Review

    Christopher Holden kicks of a series reviewing the New 52 with... ACTION COMICS “Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.” This is the depiction of Superman generations grew up with during the Golden age of comics and through Max Fleischer cartoons. In Action Comics #1, Grant Morrison is making that Superman canon again.

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