The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 18, 2014

Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The High Divide

    Lin Enger 9781616203757

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$25.00
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
5 Remote Warehouse General- General
3 Remote Warehouse Literary Criticism- General

This title in other editions

Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby (Great Comics Artists)

by

Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby (Great Comics Artists) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Jack Kirby (1917-1994) is one of the most influential and popular artists in comics history. With Stan Lee, he created the Fantastic Four and defined the drawing and narrative style of Marvel Comics from the 1960s to the present day. Kirby is credited with creating or cocreating a number of Marvel's mainstay properties, among them the X-Men, the Hulk, Thor, and the Silver Surfer. His earlier work with Joe Simon led to the creation of Captain America, the popular kid gang and romance comic genres, and one of the most successful comics studios of the 1940s and 1950s. Kirby's distinctive narrative drawing, use of bold abstraction, and creation of angst-ridden and morally flawed heroes mark him as one of the most influential mainstream creators in comics.

In this book, Charles Hatfield examines the artistic legacy of one of America's true comic book giants. He analyzes the development of Kirby's cartooning technique, his use of dynamic composition, the recurring themes and moral ambiguities in his work, his eventual split from Lee, and his later work as a solo artist. Against the backdrop of Kirby's earlier work in various genres, Hand of Fire examines the peak of Kirby's career, when he introduced a new sense of scope and sublimity to comic book fantasy.

Synopsis:

The first critical exploration of the work of a great comics creator

About the Author

offire.wordpress.com/.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781617031786
Subtitle:
The Comics Art of Jack Kirby
Author:
Hatfield, Charles
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Subject:
Comics Studies
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
POPU
Subject:
LAR CULTURE
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20111212
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
304

Other books you might like

  1. Habibi
    Used Hardcover $19.00
  2. Assumption Used Trade Paper $7.95
  3. Blood, Bones and Butter: The...
    Used Hardcover $7.95
  4. Planned Obsolescence: Publishing,... Used Trade Paper $18.95
  5. Consolations of Philosophy Used Trade Paper $6.95
  6. The Sense of an Ending
    Used Hardcover $9.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Art Business Guides
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Illustration
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » History and Criticism
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » Comics and Graphic Novels
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby (Great Comics Artists) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$25.00 In Stock
Product details 304 pages University Press of Mississippi - English 9781617031786 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The first critical exploration of the work of a great comics creator
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.