Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

by Charles Hatfield

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617031786
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 09/27/2017
Series: Great Comics Artists Series
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,116,738
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author


Charles Hatfield, Northridge, California, is associate professor of English at California State University, Northridge. He is the author of Alternative Comics: An Emerging Literature. Follow his blog at handoffire.wordpress.com/.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 3

Chapter 0 Kirby's Improbable Career 20

Chapter 1 Kirby's Narrative Art 36

Chapter 2 Kirby, Stan Lee, And The Creation Of Marvel Comics 78

Chapter 3 How Kirby Changed The Superhero 108

Chapter 4 Kirby's Technological Sublime 144

Chapter 5 The Great Bust-Out: Kirby's Fourth World 172

Chapter 6 Kirby At Apogee 206

Chapter 7 "Unexpected Constants": Kirby's Eternals Versus The Marvel Universe 228

Appendix

Kirby And Kirbyana In Print And In Fandom 253

Notes 262

Works Cited 272

Index 284

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