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Jack Kirby [Jacob Kurtzberg]

Biographies || Book-Length Studies || Articles || Internet Resources

Biographies (on-line) at:

Book-Length Studies

  • George, Milo, ed. The Comics Journal Library, Volume One: Jack Kirby. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics, 2002. 126pp. ISBN 1560974346 (paper). *O*
  • The Jack Kirby Checklist.  Raleigh, NC: TwoMorrows, 1998.  (on-line info)
  • The Jack Kirby Treasury, Volume 1.
  • The Jack Kirby Treasury, Volume 2. Forestville, CA: Eclipse, 1991. 96pp. ISBN 1560601345 (paper).
  • Morrow, John, ed. The Collected Jack Kirby Collector, Volume One. Raleigh, NC: TwoMorrows, 1997. 240pp.
  • Morrow, John, ed.  The Collected Jack Kirby Collector, Volume Two. Raleigh, NC: TwoMorrows, 1998. 160pp.
  • Ro, Ronin. Tales to Astonish: Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, and the American Comic Book Revolution. NY: Bloomsbury, 2005 (2004). 296pp. ISBN 158234566X (paper). Buy It!
  • Wyman, Ray, Jr. The Art of Jack Kirby. Foreword by Kevin Eastman. Orange, CA: Blue Rose P, 1992. ISBN 0963446703 (cloth), 0963446711 (paper).


  • Baron, Lawrence. "X-Men as J Men: The Jewish Subtext of a Comic Book Movie." Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 22.1 (Fall 2003): 44-52.
  • Beaty, Bart. "Roy Lichtenstein’s Tears: Art vs. Pop in American Culture." Canadian Review of American Studies/Revue canadienne d’études américaines 34.3 (2004): 249-268.
  • Carter, James Bucky. "'There'll Be Others Converging': Fighting American, the Other, and 'Governing' Bodies." International Journal of Comic Art 6.2 (Fall 2004): 364-75.
  • Fischer, Craig. "Fantastic Fascism? Jack Kirby, Nazi Aesthetics, and Klaus Theweleit's Male Fantasies." International Journal of Comic Art 5.1 (Spring 2003): 334-354.
  • Goldsmith, Jeff. "The Fantastic Four's Fantastic Four: Stan Lee, Michael France, Mark Frost, Simon Kinberg." Creative Screenwriting 12.4 (July-Aug 2005): 64-67.
  • Inge, M. Thomas. "Collaboration and Concepts of Authorship." PMLA 116.3 (May 2001): 623-630.
  • Lanyi, Ronald Levitt. "Idea and Motive in Jack 'King' Kirby's Comic Books: A Conversation." Journal of Popular Culture 17.2 (Fall 1983): 22-30.
  • Lee, Stan. "Spider-Man in the Marketplace." Civilization 5.3 (Jun/July 98): 57.
  • Lethem, Jonathan. "Diary." London Review of Books 26.8 (4/15/2004): 36-37
  • Lethem, Jonathan. "The Return of the King, or, Identifying with Your Parents." In Howe, ed. Give Our Regards to the Atom Smashers! New York: Pantheon, 2004. 2-23.
  • Reid, Calvin. "Walter Mosley and the Fantastic Four." Publishers Weekly 252.40 (10/10/2005): 20-21.
  • Schlam, Helena Frenkil. "Contemporary Scribes: Jewish American Cartoonists." Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 20.1 (Fall 2001): 94-112.
  • Vincent, Steven. "Meditations on Jack 'King' Kirby." High Plains Literary Review 9.3 (Winter 1994): 62-69.

Internet Resources

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