THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF JACK KIRBY’S NEW GODS webinar via New York Adventure Club, Thursday, October 29 @ 7:00pm EST
One of the leading new Hollywood writer/directors, Ava DuVernay, was recently announced by Warner Bros. as the director of a forthcoming major motion picture based on the DC Comics characters The New Gods, who were initially published 50 years ago this year! They were the creation of legendary comic book writer/illustrator/editor Jack Kirby, who had co-created, the decade prior, the Marvel Comics universe of characters and stories in conjunction with editor Stan Lee.
Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the comic book origins of these unique Kirby characters and stories, and how they’ve been a steady influence on pop culture over the decades—most notably on George Lucas’ Star Wars franchise!
Hosted by award-winning comic book-style illustrator and pop culture historian Arlen Schumer, this overview of Kirby’s New Gods—and how it fit into Kirby’s groundbreaking “Fourth World” series of four interrelated, concurrent comic book titles— will make you look at these comics as you never have before!