Today would have been Jack Kirby's 97th birthday if the prolific comic creator were still alive today. Kirby is one of, if not the, most important comics creators in the history of the medium and was responsible for laying the foundation for many of the superhero comics and properties we enjoy today. While I was originally going to write an article mockingly criticizing Marvel for their continued exploitation of Kirby's work while denying him and his family their proper due, it seems far better to praise Kirby for his fantastic vision.
Tom Spurgeon has a wonderful collection of Kirby images up at his site, which I encourage everyone to visit.
In addition, in honor of Kirby's birthday, the Outhouse has made a modest donation to the Hero Initiative, which helps comics creators in need. I hope that our readership will consider doing the same.
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