In this episode:
Mike and Ed set aside their regular “in-universe” programming to come to 2021 and speak with Tom Peyer and Jamal Igle about Jack Kirby’s legacy. Jack Kirby was the most prolific artist in the Silver Age of Marvel comics. He was the co-creator of the Fantastic Four, Ant-Man, the Wasp, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and Dr. Strange - most of the major protagonists covered on the regular episodes of the show. Jack would go on to create the Eternals, who are getting their first major film treatment premiere today (hence the timing of this episode).
Tom started reading comics in the early Silver Age. He went on to be a writer and editor at DC, Marvel, and other imprints. He was an assistant editor on Neil Gainman’s Sandman.
Jamal is the creator of Molly Danger, and is known for his penciling, inking and coloring work on Supergirl and Firestorm. In 2007, he was an artist on Countdown to Final Crisis featuring Darkseid, who was originally created by Jack Kirby. This experience led to Jamal’s interest in Jack Kirby’s legacy. He has lots to share with us today.
We are super lucky to have these two guys on the show. We hope you enjoy it!
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Ed and Mike (from 2021)