Jack Kirby is all the rage, but probably not for the best reasons. Several comic book artists and other creators have come up for the legend after a small number of fans said Kirby’s art was “bad.” While this claim is fundamentally wrong, it hasn’t stopped social media from getting pissed off. guardians of the galaxy director James Gunn expressed his love for the artist’s work, like many others. You could think of all this dust as a cousin of the talk surrounding the next one Eternals movie. When the character costumes were first introduced, many fans denounced the choice not to directly adapt Kirby’s designs. When the trailer premiered earlier this year, that same cycle sped up again when the Eternals’ spacecraft was revealed to be a black monolith-like structure rather than the more intricate design that the legend of the comic rendered on the page. All of these debates will never really end. (If you read through art criticism and history, the adaptations are hotly discussed over time.) Check out some of the best articles on Kirby below:
Jack Kirby is all the rage because a bunch of people are defending his art against people who would have said he sucked, even though it took me twelve minutes to scroll down to find someone who said that from a distance, but, whatever, the Jack Kirby tendency is a win in anyway. pic.twitter.com/mdPbARNGPG
– James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 16, 2021
Recently, Comicbook.com had the chance to speak with what if series director Bryan Andrews on introducing the Kirby Krackle to the Disney + series.
“I just wanted to do it forever,” Andrews explained. “And then I was always disappointed that they didn’t do Kirby Krackle in the live action movies, so I was like, ‘We’re doing it here, guys,’ and everyone said,” Yeah! think, now that we’ve made it and it looks amazing, hope whatever weird thing the visual effects folks have avoided it for [is over] – I don’t know why they would. Come on guys. Bring it, bring it! So we’ll see. Maybe it’s a new era of visual effects. ”
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This is really it
Out of the whole Jack Kirby case, I really wish more people would recognize that while an art style is not for them, they can also appreciate the skills and craftsmanship that goes with it.
The internet has ruined such talk, because everything has to be definitely The Best, or The Worst
– John Spooky Name Cullen (@nellucnhoj) October 16, 2021
A true original
If you can’t see the beauty of Jack Kirby, we can’t be friends. Kirby created the language of superhero comics that you always copy. https://t.co/r9LHZq6xzd
– Jamal Igle, Baltimore Comic-Con booth 3206 (@JAMALIGLE) October 16, 2021
Nothing has changed
The thing about Jack Kirby’s criticism is that you have to stand there, completely unwavering, knowing that they will see the light or live with a missing piece inside of them, at their own pace. Nothing has changed in 60 years
– Ian MacEwan (@ianmacewan) October 16, 2021
A lot of people want this
Very happy that my circles don’t overlap with anything morons thinks Jack Kirby’s stellar work “sucks”. But that shit is cool as hell and any MCU movie that translated that aesthetic into a movie would instantly be the best. https://t.co/U8t7v0NUxR
– Lincoln Michel (@TheLincoln) October 16, 2021
Jack Kirby’s The Eternals happened when I was 7 and I remember buying every issue throughout its run. Brilliant concepts, powerful and dynamic art. Instantly memorable new characters and worlds. pic.twitter.com/VxUdvv9Olq
– robliefeld (@robertliefeld) October 16, 2021