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The Resource Hand of fire : the comics art of Jack Kirby, Charles Hatfield

Hand of fire : the comics art of Jack Kirby, Charles Hatfield

Label
Hand of fire : the comics art of Jack Kirby
Title
Hand of fire
Title remainder
the comics art of Jack Kirby
Statement of responsibility
Charles Hatfield
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Jack Kirby (1917-1994) is one of the most influential and popular artists in comics history. With Stan Lee, he created the Fantastic Four and defined the drawing and narrative style of Marvel Comics from the 1960s to the present day. Kirby is credited with creating or cocreating a number of Marvel's mainstay properties, among them the X-Men, the Hulk, Thor, and the Silver Surfer. His earlier work with Joe Simon led to the creation of Captain America, the popular kid gang and romance comic genres, and one of the most successful comics studios of the 1940s and 1950s. Kirby's distinctive narrative drawing, use of bold abstraction, and creation of angst-ridden and morally flawed heroes mark him as one of the most influential mainstream creators in comics.In this book, Charles Hatfield examines the artistic legacy of one of America's true comic book giants. He analyzes the development of Kirby's cartooning technique, his use of dynamic composition, the recurring themes and moral ambiguities in his work, his eventual split from Lee, and his later work as a solo artist. Against the backdrop of Kirby's earlier work in various genres, Hand of Fire examines the peak of Kirby's career, when he introduced a new sense of scope and sublimity to comic book fantasy"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
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Hatfield, Charles
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6727.K57
LC item number
Z69 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Great comics artists series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kirby, Jack
  • Cartoonists
Label
Hand of fire : the comics art of Jack Kirby, Charles Hatfield
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
851757
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 297 pages
Isbn
9781617031786
Lccn
2011026939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781617031786
  • (OCoLC)ocn724671319
Label
Hand of fire : the comics art of Jack Kirby, Charles Hatfield
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
851757
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 297 pages
Isbn
9781617031786
Lccn
2011026939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781617031786
  • (OCoLC)ocn724671319

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