About the book
Kirbysphère is 400 pages consecrated to the work of Jack Kirby, one of the most famous comic authors of all time. The “King” co-created Captain America, The Avengers, The Fantastic Four and hundreds of other characters. He’s influenced comics, cinema and pop culture well beyond his vast readership.
Kirbysphère, is not just another biography about the artist (several of which already exist) but a study of what drove the author, so at ease with writing and drawing, and how that fed into his creations. What idea was secretly passed on from one decade to the next, putting characters into the same narrative? Which episodes refer to Star Trek and Star Wars? How to understand a minor element thought of in 1967 influencing a modern superhero film? In other words, Kirbysphère reveals part of the “biosphere” Kirby’s imagination, hence the title.