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Jack Kirby

Jack Kirby: The Questions Have Been Terrific

Love this interview with legendary comic book writer and artist Jack Kirby, in which he not only tells of some Biblical inspiration in his character creation (“The Silver Surfer is a fallen angel”), but also has some wonderful words about seeking answers about life:

I’m a guy that lives with a lot of questions. I say “What’s out there?”, and I try to resolve that. And I never can. I don’t think anybody can. Who’s got the answers? I sure would like to hear the ultimate one. But I haven’t yet. And so I live with a lot of questions.

And I find that entertaining… If my life were to end tomorrow, it would be fulfilled in that manner. I would say, “The questions have been terrific.”

To learn more about Jack Kirby, pick up a copy of Mark Evanier’s Kirby: King of Comics, and for more on the ‘superheroes-as-modern-day-gods’ topic, see Chris Knowles’ Our Gods Wear Spandex.

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