Posts Tagged ‘Jack Kirby’

Podcast 72 – Gods

ConSequential Podcast Episode 72 - Gods

Don’t call it a GodCast.

Actually don’t, that sounded far better in my head. We’re talking gods and mythology in comics, with drive-by reviewing of Hamish Steele’s Pantheon, a revisit of The Wicked and the Divine, and a bunch of other stuff along the way because we’re good to ya.

Benevolent, even. Read On…

Podcast 49: Thought Bubble 2015, The Best Bits

ConSequential Podcast 49 - Best of Thought Bubble 2015Roger and Dave are back from Thought Bubble, and they brought gifts! For Lucy, not for you. That would be weird. Listen on as we fight for approval in the inaugural Lucy Boyes £5 Challenge. Also: the best stuff we picked up at the festival. If that wasn’t enough, we have interviews with Dan Watters & Caspar Wijingaard, Tillie Walden, Comic Book Slumber Party, Julia Scheele with One Beat Zines and Mat Barnett of Alien in the Outfield. Read On…

Podcast Episode 16 – Myth (Part Two)

Battling Boy – Paul Pope

To say that with Battling Boy Paul Pope owes a debt to Jack Kirby would be to understate things drastically. By Pope’s own account the seed of the idea that eventually became this book was when an attempt to pitch DC Comics a revival of Kirby’s 1970s teen-in-a-post-apocalyptic-world, Kamandi, was met with the response that DC didn’t make comics for kids any more, but “45-year-olds”. Read On…

Reading Around Comics – The Best Comics Reference Books

If you’ve ever had the nagging sensation you’re not getting something in comics, or you just want to know more about a broad and complex range of books, genres, characters and creators, you’re certainly not alone. Here to help is a list of the best books to help get to grips with all of the above.

To make this list as broad as possible, I’ve mostly stayed away from books on creating comics – this will be a separate post further down the line. This will focus on comics theory, history, and some broad reference books. A list like this can never be comprehensive – if you think I’ve missed something, leave a comment or shout at us on Twitter. Read On…