About the book
Kirbysphère is a 400-page essay 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 it 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 that a minor element thought of in 1967 influenced a modern superhero movie? In other words, Kirbysphère reveals part of the “biosphere” Kirby’s imagination, hence the title.