K.Y.E. Week Three

March 7, 2011

The KIRB YOUR ENTHUSIASM series is back!

Coming up this week: Matthew Wells on THE NEW GODS, Toni Schlesinger on REAL CLUE, Josh Kramer on THE FOREVER PEOPLE, Glen David Gold on JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, and Douglas Wolk on 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY | MORE EXEGETICAL COMMENTARIES: Joshua Glenn on Kirby’s Radium Age Sci-Fi Influences | Chris Lanier on Kirby vs. Kubrick | Scott Edelman recalls when the FF walked among us | Adam McGovern is haunted by a panel from THE NEW GODS | Matt Seneca studies the sensuality of Kirby’s women | Btoom! Rob Steibel settles the Jack Kirby vs. Stan Lee question | Galactus Lives! Rob Steibel analyzes a single Kirby panel in six posts | Danny Fingeroth figgers out The Thing | Adam McGovern on four decades (so far) of Kirby’s “Fourth World” mythos | Jack Kirby: Anti-Fascist Pipe Smoker |.

Last week, we published: Joshua Glenn on TALES TO ASTONISH, Lynn Peril on YOUNG LOVE, Jim Shepard on STRANGE TALES, David Smay on MISTER MIRACLE, Joe Alterio on BLACK PANTHER, Sean Howe on THOR, Mark Newgarden on JIMMY OLSEN, Dean Haspiel on DEVIL DINOSAUR, Matthew Specktor on THE AVENGERS, Terese Svoboda on TALES OF SUSPENSE.

The week before, we published: Douglas Rushkoff on THE ETERNALS, John Hilgart on BLACK MAGIC, Gary Panter on DEMON, Dan Nadel on OMAC, Deb Chachra on CAPTAIN AMERICA, Mark Frauenfelder on KAMANDI, Jason Grote on MACHINE MAN, Ben Greenman on SANDMAN, Annie Nocenti on THE X-MEN, and Greg Rowland on THE FANTASTIC FOUR.

We’ve been urged to do this again, some time in the near future. Maybe we will — stay tuned!

What happened when Boing Boing mentioned KIRB YOUR ENTHUSIASM.

Readers, please help us spread the word about the series — the index page for which is https://www.hilobrow.com/tag/kirb-enthusiasm/ — and leave comments on the series’ posts.

Thanks goes out again to John Hilgart, publisher of the comic-book websites 4CP and Comic Book Cartography. Check out “Cosmic Debris: Kirby in the ’70s,” a series running in tandem with “Kirb Your Enthusiasm” at 4CP.


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