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Subj: Has anybody read this besides me? ot I suppose.
Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 at 01:34:12 am EDT (Viewed 296 times)

Online I read ToTm Scioli's book Jack Kirby
The Epic Life of The King of Comics.

Before I say much more, I would like to
quote Mr. Scioli from his author's note:
This is a biography of Jack Kirby, not an
autobiography or memoir. The first person narration is a literary device. The story
is told through Kirby's point of view, adapted from a number of sources, including interviews
He gave throughout is life. There are differences
of opinion and other points of view about
events depicted in this work. This is not authorized by The Kirby estate, Marvel Entertainment or DC comics.

I would be the first to say I no longer look
at Marvel comics or Stan Lee with the rise
colored glasses of youth. I think it must be accepted that neither Stan not Marvel treated
Jack or Steve the way they should have been treated.

However, to hear him in the first person
if it is representative of his interviews,
then Jack comes across as saying almost al!
of Marvel's characters were his idea, he told
The stories were his, with Stan writing only
the dialog, not contributing anything else
and stealing all the credit. He basically seemed
to be saying Stan was an untalented person with
absolutely no ideas of his own.
Now while I myself have a lot of doubts as an adulterous Stan's origin stories I didn't have when I was young, I have a problem with Jack taking all the credit as well!
Any opinions to share(especially if you read
the biography or have an opinion based on knowlege)?

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