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The genius of Jack Kirby's art

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The surging momentum, exploding musculature, and dynamic density of Jack Kirby’s art — the overwhelming sense that action is story — are unequaled in comics history. Mark Evanier’s superbly designed, suitably giant Kirby: King of Comics tells how this workhorse genius (1917?94) created most of the Marvel Comics “universe” almost single-handedly, and how his mind-blowing talent was at odds with the need to make a living and the industry’s conservative, sometimes shady business practices. This book’s king is heroic, tragic, and visionary.