Posted by: John Kane on August 28, 2014
Yes, it’s that time of the year again! The time of the year when we celebrate the eternal magic of the man born on this day in 1917 as Jacob Kurtzberg; a man more commonly known to all as Jack Kirby. I’ll shut my fat yapper now because this is his day and so without any further ado here are a selection of “cosmic”!!! images that just boggle my mind every time I see ’em. Many happy returns then to the man whose physical form has gone but whose genius transcends mortality. KIRBY!!!
He was born on 28th August 1917.
He was Jacob Kurtzberg.
He was Jack Kirby.
He was EXCELLENT!
He was the King of – COMICS!!!
All images taken from issues of the 1976-7 comic book series 2001:A Space Odyssey(*) published by Marvel Comics. All pencils by Jack Kirby with letters and inks by “Mighty” Mike Royer.
(*) Based on concepts of the MGM movie by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke.