As my colleague Elana reminded me, today marks the 99th anniversary of the birth of Jack Kirby, the most influential comic book artist and writer of all time, and someone who should be remembered as one of the greatest American artists of the 20th century period.
So in honor of his birthday, I’m going to link to the essays I’ve written that feature his work:
- On the left-wing origins of Captain America.
- Making Cap Marvel.
- Cap vs. the 60s.
- This Man, Magneto.
- The Mutant Metaphor, Part I.
- The Mutant Metaphor, Part II.
- The Mutant Metaphor, Part III.