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Tuesday, January 03, 2023 

Kirby deserves credit, but where's the respect for his visions?

The Valdosta Daily Times wrote about "The Marvel Legacy of Jack Kirby", superficially, as expected from a MSM source:
Stan Lee is the name usually associated with the creation of Marvel Comics.

But Jack Kirby is a name that – depending on the source – deserves equal, nearly as much or more credit.

At the very least, Kirby deserves co-creator/development credit with Lee for characters ranging from the Fantastic Four to Dr. Doom, Galactus to the Hulk, Thor, the Avengers, original X-Men, etc. As much as Steve Ditko deserves equal credit with Lee for Spider-Man and Dr. Strange.
Credit, certainly, but what about respect for his creations and visions? That's what he doesn't get nowadays, when you consider the terrible misfortunes that befell Captain America in the past 2 decades, turning his stories into anti-American metaphors, and other bad leftist political agendas. Even if Kirby does get more credit than he actually does now, what good will it do if the stories starring his creations aren't honored, nor the directions he set out for them?
Given the book is Kirby’s “Marvel Legacy,” it mentions but doesn’t include the work and characters he created for DC Comics. The absence of Apokolips and the New Gods, etc., for example, are important parts of the overall Kirby legacy, and given the stature of those characters in the DC Universe, the absence makes a reader realize how pivotal Kirby has been not only to the comics industry but the superhero movie catalogs of several film companies.

Unlike Stan Lee who made regular cameo appearances in the Marvel movies, Kirby was gone before his characters became movie stars.

Jack Kirby died in 1994 but his legacy lives on in comics and movies.
Alas, nope. The Eternals movie wasn't very faithful to his visions, not even for Sersi's costume, and as a result, it's hard to say his legacy continues, let alone is respected, or even so much as admired, in Hollywood or back in comics proper. And if the Eternals wasn't respected in film, there's little reason to assume The New Gods will be either, if an adaptation is in the works. One more reason I won't be buying tickets to see that in the theater either.

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