There are many reasons why over 80yrs after co-creating Captain America with the legendary Joe Simon, the title of "king" still goes to Jack Kirby. After creating Cap with Simon, Jack went on to co-create come of the most iconic comic characters in history with Stan "Generalissimo" Lee, many of which are still relevant in pop culture today!
Let's go down the list:
The Fantastic Four
Ego The Living Planet
Black Panther Who did we miss? It's been a long year already, and my head hurts from how much craziness there is in the world right now, so apologies if I skipped over your favorite.
In some deep internet digging I discovered a fuzzy, muffled interview of Jack Kirby and his wife Roz from 1993 at San Diego Comic Con, and I couldn't just let it sit there. By the power of magic(and software that's in the grey area of legality) I pulled the video, tweaked some of the settings and sound to bring up his voice and I'm proud to show you this video that we have uploaded to the Kulture Popped YouTube Channel in order to help restore and preserve history for moments like this that may have gone overlooked in pop culture.
You know who Jack Kirby is if you're reading this. No need for me to drum on about it. Here's the video. Toss it up on your television at home and enjoy some history!!
Paul Brown is the founder of Kulture Popped and owner of Spotlight Marketing Solutions, LLC and Atlantic City-based web design and marketing agency. Paul is a comic, toy & pop culture memorabilia collector who focuses on items from the 1960s to the early 2000s. Follow Paul on Instagram