Jack Kirby is truly the King of Comics. End of discussion.
He's one of the most influential comic book artist and prolific creator of all time, and his action-oriented style has filtered down into generations of modern pencilers, colorists, writers and inkers working in the medium today. August 28 will mark the 100th anniversary of Kirby's birth in New York City, and there will no doubt be many exhibits, lectures and tributes planned over the summer.
Known for his bold, two-fisted linework and dynamic action-oriented panels for Marvel and DC, Kirby was also the creator or co-creator of such household superhero characters and teams as The Fantastic Four, X-Men, Avengers, Iron-Man, New Gods, The Incredible Hulk, The Eternals, Inhumans, Thor, Captain America, Doctor Doom, Groot, Ant-Man, Black Panther, Galactus, Silver Surfer and dozens more.
Honoring the masterful writer, artist and editor, DC is publishing six special Kirby-centric issues this August starring famous Kirby creations including Mister Miracle, Black Racer, the Newsboy Legion, OMAC, Darkseid, Orion and Manhunter. Released each week through out the month, these celebratory titles will target the galaxy of heroes, villains and story arcs created by Kirby during his brief experimental run at DC.
Here's the official announcement video from DC Comics, then check out a sneak peek at five pieces of promo art by Chris Burnham, Bruce Timm, Bill Sienkiewicz, Howard Chaykin and Shane Davis in the gallery below.
No specifics have been revealed yet as to the exact titles or creative teams, but we'll keep you informed when the news drops!