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Aww, Yeah. Kirby Style – Part Two

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Episode Thirteen

Aww, Yeah. Kirby Style – Part Two

Our love letter to Jack Kirby comes to a close as we finally admit that Chris is never, ever, wrong, decide cell washers at Disney should probably have been named culture destroyers, are blown away that Kirby never got bitter despite all the raw deals he was given, name our favorite Kirby creations, realize that Captain America is more important than money, wonder just what the hell Kirby could’ve done if he’d access to Photoshop, and do an awkward teaser of who’s going to be the next artist in this series.

We’re always in your debt, Jack. Thank you for everything.

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And if you liked our special guest, check out his web comic: Let’s Be Friend Again. They just kicked off a new era with a new writer (the enigmatic Adam Warrock) and they’ll be delivering the funnies three times a week.

 

Reference material from the episode:

 

The Thundarr the Barbarian opening

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Kirby’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Super Powers

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The Glory Boat

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The Fall of the Silver Surfer

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Metron

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Bombast

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The Monsters of Transilvane 

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Transilvane Itself

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Two of Jack Kirby’s Depictions of God

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The Kirby Map from Kamandi/End of Final Crisis

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And here’s a random anecdote about Jim Steranko slapping Bob Kane:

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Aww, Yeah. Kirby Style – Part One

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Episode Twelve

Aww, Yeah. Kirby Style – Part One

This week starts off a new, regularly irregular series that’ll focus on three of the greatest artist of the 20th century. Starting off this week, and next, we’re focusing on Jack Kirby, who is generally accepted to be the most important man in comic book history. In this episode, we focus on Jack’s life through the end of the Silver Age and the launch of the Fourth World at DC, try to name as many Jack Kirby creations as we can in sixty seconds, wonder if desperation and deadlines are enough to make up an art style, wonder why all early comic book creator names sound like porn stars, go on the longest Superman tangent ever, and get completely swept up in Jack’s fantastic, hyperbolic imagination.

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Reference material from the episode:

 

An incomplete but still massive list of comic book characters created by Jack Kirby.

 

The Jack Kirby documentary.

 

The Death of Superman covers

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The truth about Jack Kirby’s Superman faces being redrawn.

 

Hispanic Pulp Spider-Woman

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We go to DragonCon!

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Episode Eleven

We go to DragonCon!

In this special double-sized episode, we take you to DragonCon with us. Along they way you’ll learn that turning off traction control on a suburban is a way to commit suicide, what to do when you feel little grabby hands on your leg, the dangers of hot Kinky and what makes vodka naughty, which bathrooms had a bit too much in common with peep show booths, the services Ernie Hudson will render for twenty bucks, if filching more or less disgusting than felting, what happens when John Barrowman asks you about your grumpy pussy, and if Star Trek’s Captain Sisko is ever asked to sing Sisqo’s “Thong Song”.

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Reference material from the episode:

Laurel’s Cosplay Ignite Memphis Talk

 

The photos from DragonCon

 

The reality of the DragonCon dealer room

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