Joe Keatinge's Comics & Stories

“Joe Keatinge has established himself as the latest new writer I want to undermine and destroy. It’s just top class stuff.”
- Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Civil War, Wanted, Ultimates)

"I think Joe is definitely one to watch."
- Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead, Invincible)

Jack Kirby’s Spider-Man fascinates me. 

It never works works for me, but that’s why it works for me. Does that make sense at all? Spider-Man is so inherently Ditko to me that Jack’s line just never quite clicks with Spidey. But it has this alluring oddness I can’t deny. Weird stuff.

Anyway, big thanks to Erik Larsen for compiling these on the Jack Kirby! Facebook group.

Super Powers by Jack Kirby
A stack of Jack Kirby’s News Gods pages, from the stack to be scanned for IDW Publishing’s New Gods Artists Edition. 

Jack Kirby’s The Last Enemy, a sort of proto-Kamandi from 1957’s Alarming Tales #1, via Cartoon Snap.

Note that’s a few years before even Pierre Boule’s Planet of the Apes novel, of which the movie adaptation is somewhat apocryphally cited as Kirby’s main inspiration for Kamandi.

I’ve gotta go on Tumblr radio silence from now until sometime after NYCC (beyond an upcoming post of my NYCC details), so here’s one of my favorite images of all time, easily one of my biggest inspirations —
Jack Kirby’s map of EARTH A.D. … THE WORLD OF KAMANDI!

Eighty thousand billion Jack Kirby double page spreads

I posted this forever ago, but couldn’t find the link today, so here’s a crap ton of Jack Kirby double page spreads posted again for my convenience.

Jack Kirby’s work space.
Absolutely my favorite and most inspiring image I’ve seen in a while.
I love how unpretentious and no-bullshit it is. It’s a plain desk, with a plain chair and a plain side chair, all of which are beat up from use and covered in ink. It faces a corner, one that’s covered in unorganized comics. It’s inspiring to see the desk that held the home of creation for countless characters was so practical. Nothing fancy about it. Just a place to sit down, shut up and do the work.
Photo by David Folkman from Mark Evanier’s KIRBY: KING OF COMICS. Thanks to Chris Sebela for figuring out the proper attribution.

Great Jack Kirby Documentary featuring a whole lot of folks talking about The King.