Jack Kirby: Story Teller (Jack Kirby art) Full documentary


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  • Daves Comics
    Daves Comics  5 days back

    Strange to hear Neal Adams saying that he couldn't push the boundaries like Jack. But Adams's X-Men work is every bit as bizarre and brilliant!

    • Larry Larry
      Larry Larry  5 days back

      Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four got me at first look. He got me into comics forever! Thanks Jack!

      • Michael Wright
        Michael Wright  6 days back

        Hail to the King Jack Kirby and Queen Roz Kirby and family. Through my mother’s co-workers son, I read my first Marvel and DC Comic books. I read a Fantastic Four comic and was loving the run of the 60’s cartoon and saw that Jack Kirby was the artist, I was hooked on Comics from that day on back about 1975-76. Jacks incredible imagination is what we are see in the Marvel and DC movies in live action, So Incredible!!!

        • Michael Noland
          Michael Noland  1 weeks back

          John Buscema, Sal Buscema, Neal Adams, John Romita Sr., Jim Steranko, Roy Thomas, & Jack Kirby!!!

          Even if I didn’t collect the comic specifically drawn by them at the time I saw it on the news stand, I would buy that comic anyway!

          Do you know how many extra lawns I’d have to mow?!?!?!!!

          Each of these artists had a particular ‘style-or-approach’ that was unique and would literally jump off the page at me!

          This was especially true with Kirby who PURPOSELY did this with his ‘stretchy’ human poses!!! You don’t think he wasn’t aware of his approach?

          Q: How many Kirbys does it take to screw in a light bulb?

          A: 1, Roz!!!

          • bigbabysld
            bigbabysld  1 weeks back

            KING KIRBY!!! ('nuff said)

            • Joe Blow
              Joe Blow  1 weeks back

              I wanted to watch this, but got bored after the first two minutes of clip after clip of dudes sucking off the memory of Jack Kirby. We get it, he's an icon.

              • Loston Wallace
                Loston Wallace  1 weeks back

                One of my biggest inspirations. There was no comic book creator who captivated my sense of wonder like Jack Kirby. Pure spontaneous energy captured on a comic page in seemingly 3-D!

                • Joseph Barbera
                  Joseph Barbera  1 weeks back

                  Awesome documentary for a true genius in comics! It was touching to not only hear comments from other comic greats but to hear the love for Kirby from his family. I started reading comics in the early 1970s and in no time time was captivated by JKs artwork. Thank you Jack for making life fun for me during my teenage years!

                  • Eddie Cutler
                    Eddie Cutler  1 weeks back

                    10:30 Punisher skull is part of the helmet.

                    • Len Jennings
                      Len Jennings  1 weeks back

                      It was 2 weeks after Jack Kirby had passed. I was at Marvel Comics in NYC interviewing with Stan Lee's successor, Tom DeFalco. I foolishly brought in only drawings of my own characters so I didn't get the job. But I did get an hour and forty-five minutes of Tom DeFalco's time. That was the single most incredible interview of my life. When the interview ended, Tom was kind enough to give me a tour. He showed me the famous Marvel bullpen which was amazing. As we headed to the exit, I gave my condolences for the loss of Jack Kirby. He came to a dead stop. He turned around and faced me. It looked like he was about to cry. He said, "This world will probably never know the genius we lost when Jack Kirby died." Tom was kind enough to give me faxes of pencil drawings sent in by various artists for different books. I still have those faxes today. I will always remember that day as one of the greatest days in my now 25+ year career. I never went into comics but the dream is still alive. I will self-publish a comic before I leave this earth. All hail to Jack "KING" Kirby! You are sorely missed!!!

                      • hellshade2
                        hellshade2  2 weeks back

                        Kirby's art is both fantastic and amazing. it draws you in like you are almost there in the moment. the only other marvel artist at or around Kirby's league was Steve ditko but Kirby was definitely the best of the two

                        • Simon Barnett
                          Simon Barnett  2 weeks back

                          Thank you SO much for making this available to us all for free!

                          • John Phipps
                            John Phipps  2 weeks back

                            When I think comic artist i's always Jack Kirby I think of. Barry Windsor-Smith (not sure when the Windsor was added), Jim Steranko, Gene Colan, Johnny Romita, Gil Kane, etc. I watch comics-gate videos and no idea who EVS or the others are though I think the industry is going down the drain but I quit buying comics not long after they raised the price to 15 cents.

                            • John Phipps
                              John Phipps  6 days back

                              @AvengerII I recently downloaded a few classic Kirby Thor omnibuses on my Kindle and was amazed that I remember the art from 50 years ago. I watched a few Marvel movies and just thought that isn't right. I just saw there is a new adaptation of Terry Pratchett that is woke and just wrong. I have no intention of watching that either. Sad.

                            • AvengerII
                              AvengerII  6 days back

                              @John Phipps Yeah, I don't understand those creators and Mark Waid IS a psycho.

                              They're the reason the I don't buy new comics on top of the cost. I basically buy used or bargain outlet, and virtually nothing after 2000 and mostly things printed before 1990. I refuse to pay full price for most trades and hardcovers from Marvel or DC.
                              Had a chance to buy a Flash trade at half-off a few weeks ago but didn't get it. It was the first collection of Mark Waid's Flash and I passed on it!

                              I'd much rather support better times, more positive people...

                            • John Phipps
                              John Phipps  6 days back

                              @AvengerII What's annoying is they attack those who offer alternatives like Ethan Van Sciver or Doug Tennapel who were after my comic time or newcomer Richard Meyer. Psycho shites like Mark Waid who is in this video are human trash helping Marvel and DC destroy the industry.

                            • AvengerII
                              AvengerII  7 days back

                              Marvel's been creatively dead FOR DECADES.
                              Their last good decade was the 1980s. Their most prolific decade was the 1960s -- not coincidentally the same decade Kirby and Ditko created/co-created their most memorable characters at Marvel. That's no coincidence.
                              Since the 1990s, Marvel Comics as a publisher has been on the decline and it's accelerated in the last decade. The last GOOD Marvel mini-series or comic I read was Marvels and that's basically a mini-history of the major comic book storylines from 1939 to 1973.
                              The movies killed Marvel in the end. The average MCU fan has NO CLUE about the comics that inspired the films or how little of the comics actually made it onto screen. The average MCU fan will never seek out and read any of the original comics. Most of the current comic creators working for DC or Marvel want to make Hollywood money and the comics are an after-thought. It shows in the quality of the new comics being published now.
                              Marvel Comics won't even hire or employ most of its past creators because A) they cost too much money and B) they'd rather employ cheaper people with social justice politics (re: cultural Marxist nihilists) than people who want to create good comics with actual superheroes. A lot of the current creators HATE superheroes and Marvel's legacy.

                          • leo jones
                            leo jones  2 weeks back

                            Jack Kirby was proud to be a cartoonist, while Stan Lee was initially embarrassed to be known as such.

                            • J Gonz
                              J Gonz  2 weeks back

                              Thank you for this video. I always wanted to know more about Jack Kirby and boom, I finally come across this and clicked immediately. I love this docu.

                              • kenwoodsmusic
                                kenwoodsmusic  2 weeks back

                                This documentary is PERFECT!!! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!!

                                • Carlos Montana
                                  Carlos Montana  2 weeks back

                                  Wow!...What a great documentary. Thank you for uploading this, so touching. I was 8 years old when Jack passed. How i wish I could have met him. I got into comics two years ago, I don't own any early Jack Kirby work, but guess what I am going to start hunting for? The kings artwork.

                                  • darknessviking
                                    darknessviking  2 weeks back

                                    this was an amazing documentary

                                    • Avgrundsvrål
                                      Avgrundsvrål  2 weeks back

                                      58:11 - "I dont want to hear some feminist say that she had this secondary role, bullshit!" He proclaims about Ross, after explaining how she spent her life making sandwiches for Jack. I guess it's all about interpretation then.

                                      • Bill Cashion
                                        Bill Cashion  2 weeks back

                                        Nice job.

                                        • Christopher Naze
                                          Christopher Naze  2 weeks back

                                          Thank you. Amazing.

                                          • walter jackson
                                            walter jackson  2 weeks back

                                            I had always hated Jack Kirby’s block chinned people, but I opened The Eternals either #1 or #2 in 1976 and the 2 page splash made me a believer and lover of Jack “King” Kirby for life. And it’s great seeing Neal Adams, my one time hero and Barry Windsor Smith talking about anything and Len And Marv.

                                            • L Karamazov
                                              L Karamazov  2 weeks back

                                              The way Kirby let people,into his house is such a contrast, obviously, from the way things are today. I remember even around 1980 getting Terry Austin’s autograph for free at a convention. A few years ago I saw Neal Adams at one. if I’m remembering correctly, he was charging like $100 for an autograph. I guess it makes sense since it’s supposedly adding value to the comic, everything is so coarse now, nothing’s innocent, that must be why this entire bloated and decadent industry is on its deathbed?

                                              • L Karamazov
                                                L Karamazov  2 weeks back

                                                It’s wild to see these old artists and writers for the first time, especially( to me) Marv Wolfman, I don’t know what I remember hi. From exactly, but it was a name I constantly saw in my comics. He’s almost effeminate. Like Barry Windsor Smith said, these names evoked something larger than life- Marv WOLFMAN!

                                                • CRYPTO-RADIO
                                                  CRYPTO-RADIO  2 weeks back

                                                  Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko were the Team, Spiderbook WAS Steve Ditko's invention, i remember #1, I bought in Altus Air Base, Oklahoma. I collected Every One until I went off to University, the Mom and Grandmom claned out the junk. No screaming and Crying would prevail. Oy Vey!

                                                  • Jonathan Mitchell
                                                    Jonathan Mitchell  2 weeks back

                                                    Kirby was one of the very few artists who just got better and better; he never peaked and became one of those people whose work you start to avoid because it's gotten repetitive and boring. Look at "Captain Victory" and even that first issue of "Satan's Six": he was doing brilliant stuff right up to the end.

                                                    • kirby march barcena
                                                      kirby march barcena  2 weeks back

                                                      I wish I could have met him when he was still alive

                                                      • Scorch1028
                                                        Scorch1028  3 weeks back

                                                        I spoke to the comic book artist who drew 'The Badger', and he told me that John Buscema basically "copied Jack Kirby." I said to him: "If an artist is copying Jack Kirby's style, then they're basically drawing these characters as they should be drawn." I see John Buscema's work as a "fine-tuned complement" to Jack Kirby's original style. One of the things I like most about Kirby's work is that the characters are in "believable proportions." The Thing was much more believable as a creature who was 6 feet tall, and no more than 3 feet wide. Essentially, Ben Grimm had gained no more height after being bombarded with cosmic rays, but he did gain quite a bit of density along with a considerable amount of strength. Grimm's realistic size also made it easier for him to fit inside of elevators and the Fantasti-Car.

                                                        • sundown
                                                          sundown  3 weeks back

                                                          The drawings attracted me to actually read the stories. In a sense it encourage me to read more and enjoy it.

                                                          • Jay Flack
                                                            Jay Flack  3 weeks back

                                                            And Marvel did Jack totally wrong. They gave him 2,000 of the 88k+ pieces of art back to him in a settlement. That part is never mentioned.

                                                            • pretorious700
                                                              pretorious700  3 weeks back

                                                              Jack Kirby and Wally Wood are my favorite comic artists, and when Wally inked Jack, it was sublime.

                                                              • Drew Engman
                                                                Drew Engman  3 weeks back

                                                                Great documentary, well earned praise.

                                                                • L Karamazov
                                                                  L Karamazov  3 weeks back

                                                                  The bizarre thing to me as a 53 year old, is that I wasn’t there at the beginning beginning, but those comics were only 10 years old when I was a 4th grader entering the hobby.When I look at 10 years ago now, that would be like the comics of 2009, which seems like a drop in the bucket. We had the original reprints, we knew all of the original stories. I could be wrong but it was all lee and Kirby, then it was all Thomas and buscema, and it just went on and on, and now it looks like it’s all over...

                                                                  • L Karamazov
                                                                    L Karamazov  3 weeks back

                                                                    How does one explain the impact of Jews in the comic industry? What explains the talent????

                                                                    • L Karamazov
                                                                      L Karamazov  3 weeks back

                                                                      What was more epic than the art from those 60s cartoons, like Thor? That was all Kirby....

                                                                      • T.M. B
                                                                        T.M. B  3 weeks back

                                                                        Marvel, the house that Jack built!

                                                                        • Charles Philip Adams
                                                                          Charles Philip Adams  3 weeks back

                                                                          Why is it Marvel can translate Kirby's work better on the big screen but everyone else really screws it up? Disney/Marvel is doing The Eternals and I think they'll have another hit just like all the rest of their movies but if DC tried to do The New Gods you just know they'd screw it up. Maybe it's cause it really isn't DC that would be doing the film, it would be Warner Bros. and outside of Batman they don't seem to give a damn about the rest of the DC Universe.

                                                                          • Charles Philip Adams
                                                                            Charles Philip Adams  2 weeks back

                                                                            @ThePinkMan Exactly. The closest thing they've come to that has been Zack Snyder and if you hate his "style" (like me) then you really can't stand where they were letting him "steer" their ship. Otherwise they just let each director do their own thing for better or worse. They can explain away all the inconsistencies by saying "oh, that takes place on Earth-X or Earth-CW or whatever." But even on the CW shows they can't get the multiverse "right". Their Earth-1 and Earth-2 are nothing like the ones in the comics.

                                                                          • ThePinkMan
                                                                            ThePinkMan  2 weeks back

                                                                            The president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, properly plans out the continuity of all the movies years before they're even made. The DC film universe doesn't seem to have anybody steering the ship.

                                                                        • God //
                                                                          God //  3 weeks back

                                                                          But look at the same industry he helped to buid treating him as if he was a low cell brain hick.

                                                                          • Steven Serial
                                                                            Steven Serial  3 weeks back

                                                                            Kirby was born to inspire the world with his imagination and talent.

                                                                            • buttgoo magoo
                                                                              buttgoo magoo  3 weeks back

                                                                              Democrats are gay lovers

                                                                              • L Karamazov
                                                                                L Karamazov  3 weeks back

                                                                                It’s worse. The Greeks, the Spartans, they were gay. The Democrats Are gay-gay.

                                                                            • Daniel Ponce
                                                                              Daniel Ponce  3 weeks back

                                                                              I was watching a stream about the Beatles, and I started thinking about Jack Kirby only because it was briefly mentioned that a Beatles conspiracy had once been a story in a Batman comic. I did not say or type anything about Kirby, and then out of nowhere this documentary popped up in my suggestion feed. Weird. Are YouTube's algorithms becoming telepathic?

                                                                              • buttgoo magoo
                                                                                buttgoo magoo  3 weeks back

                                                                                Democrats are lovers of gays

                                                                                • Super Ginrai
                                                                                  Super Ginrai  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Jack Kirby: He was and always will be “The King”.

                                                                                  • Robert zeleznik
                                                                                    Robert zeleznik  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Happy birthday Jack

                                                                                    • Zilda Peixoto
                                                                                      Zilda Peixoto  4 weeks back

                                                                                      A Arte antiga erã mais legal. Veja Alex Raymond nos Gibis (antigos) do Flash Gordon, como exemplo (1950, ou 1960-1980), antes dos Videogames Atari/Odisseu.ou.Fliperamas.Play.Time.Fazenda.dos.Ingleses, MacDonalds, Bobs, lanchonetes, cinemad, etc. )

                                                                                      • bodeswell35
                                                                                        bodeswell35  4 weeks back

                                                                                        03:16___"blocky isn't good"...does anyone besides me see any irony in this?

                                                                                        • Michael Hartman
                                                                                          Michael Hartman  4 weeks back

                                                                                          An interesting enlightening documentary, thanks.

                                                                                          • Leonidas the king B172018

                                                                                            i gues JAck KIrby came from aesgard