Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Unseen Jack Kirby

Above: an unseen Kirby-created superhero team. More at the NY Times.

In the 1980s, working for a Hollywood animation firm, Jack Kirby drew lots of images for never-produced Ruby-Spears productions. This work has been shelved for a generation.

Today, this mountain of unseen Kirby goodness is being revealed.

"Now, a partnership between that studio’s founders, Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, and Sid and Marty Krofft, the longtime children’s entertainment producers ('H. R. Pufnstuf,' 'Land of the Lost'), is planning to revive these unseen Kirby characters in as many forms as possible. It’s a proposition that faces challenges as the studios scour the landscape for the next comic book or cartoon character they can transform into a franchise, but also one that has piqued the interest of some powerful Hollywood players."
- Jack Kirby’s Heroes in Waiting by Dave Itzkoff, April 12, 2010 New York Times

Big hat tip to Tom Tomorrow!

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