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The Startling, Senses-Shattering, Pulse-Pounding Saga of the Sensational Jack Kirby!

Tales to Astonish: Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, and the American Comic Book Revolution by Ronin Ro

Reviewed by Chris Bolton

"It might seem ludicrous for a man in his thirties to 'discover' the legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby. To those who regard comics as 'funny books' (unless the New York Times likes them), the idea of a rational adult discovering in the midst of his fourth decade what, in civilized society, is supposed to be confined to the first two decades, must seem unthinkable. On the other hand, to those who read and love comics, the notion of a lifelong reader only learning to appreciate a master like Kirby so relatively late in life must be utter heresy...." Read the entire review.

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