WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 @ 5:30pm EST:
It would take more than one webinar to do justice to the breadth of comic book characters and concepts Jack “King” Kirby (1917-1994) created during the course of his seven decades in comics, but it is the modern Marvel Universe, developed in concert with writer/editor Stan Lee during The Silver Age of Comics in the 1960s, that arguably stands as Kirby’s greatest and most influential body of work.
In the late ‘50s, Kirby entered a moribund Marvel Comics and let loose a wellspring of invention the likes of which had never been seen in the comic book medium before—and since. “I felt the idea was to come up with new stuff all the time,” Kirby recalled. “In other words, there had to be a blitz. And I came up with this blitz.” The Fantastic Four, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, The X-Men, Galactus, The Silver Surfer, The Inhumans, The Black Panther and more—the “blitz” of timeless Marvel characters Kirby brought to life is almost endless.
So come join comic book art historian Arlen Schumer (author/designer, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) as he presents an overview of Kirby’s illustrious Silver Age career, dynamically displaying his comic book panels, pages and covers so that you’ll feel like you’re seeing them for the first time!
•••CAN’T make it LIVE? A ticket allows you to watch a recording of the webinar for up to a week after!