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Culture, The Exhibitionist Jack Kirby's <em>Fighting American</em>: The Gloriously Weird Adventures of a Captain America Wannabe

Jack Kirby's Fighting American: The Gloriously Weird Adventures of a Captain America Wannabe

"You put the head of one guy on another guy, and you have a new character," explains Joe Simon in the introduction to Titan Books' square-jawed, two-fisted, batshit crazy collection of the complete Fighting American comic-book series. Simon isn't…
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Culture, Stuff Still Smilin'?

Still Smilin'?

Stan Lee, for better or worse the most recognizable face in the history of the comic book, insists he has no love for rehashing his past. He claims to take no great joy from talking about long-ago yesterdays spent in…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

In the liner notes to Requiem for Jack Kirby, the new album by Gregg Bendian's Interzone, comic book illustrator Mark Evanier explains, "Jack Kirby was bold and innovative, & he did the impossible by creating work that was both brilliantly…
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Culture, Stuff Custody Battle

Custody Battle

Joe Simon doesn't read comic books anymore, and not because he's an 87-year-old man with far better ways to spend his time. The former and, perhaps, future comics writer and illustrator simply doesn't get them anymore; he doesn't know who…
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Music,

Barbarian at the Gate

Comic books and rock and roll have been strange bedfellows for nearly 20 years. First, there was KISS: Marvel Comics Super Special #1 rendered the Knights in Satan's Service in glorious four-color artwork back in 1977. KISS was so popular…
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