Prisoners of Gravity

Season 5 Episode 15

Jack Kirby

Aired Monday 7:30 PM Feb 16, 1994 on TVO

Episode Recap

**Note: This week's episode of Prisoners of Gravity repeats last season's tribute to Jack Kirby in honour of his death on Feb. 5th, 1994.** This week, Commander Rick pays tribute to Jack Kirby, the man whose art style redefined superhero comics when he co-created Captain America in 1941. In the early 1960's Jack Kirby and Stan Lee created The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk and Thor -- characters who now form the core of the Marvel Comics Universe. Kirby and his work are lauded by Will Eisner, creator of The Spirit; Walt Simonson, the writer/artist who inherited Thor and The Fantastic Four at Marvel Comics; and Scott McCloud, writer/artist of Zot! Also featured are comic book creators Max Allan Collins (writer, Ms. Tree), Kevin Eastman (co-creator, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Len Wein (writer, The Uncanny X-Men), Dave Gibbons (artist, Watchmen), with interviews from Canadian fantasy writer Charles de Lint (Spiritwalk) and science fiction writer Samuel R. Delany (Dhalgren).