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It’s the make-believe that we keep living in.

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Adam McGovern on DATA 70

Knockout HiLobrow

In which we come full-circle to Kirby’s source.

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The Fourth World’s undiscovered testaments

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Kirby comes home again.

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Kirby makes love, not intergalactic war.

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Had He But Worlds Enough, and Time…

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The embodiment of What You Didn’t Talk About.

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Classic virtuosity with lowly gimmicks.

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An athletic, quick-witted sex symbol.

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The unquiet, wandering spirit of the freshly possible.

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His grand-scale pixels pull you close.

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Lover of noise, angel of the unaccepted.

A consciously anonymous persona yet a conspicuously anomalous presence.

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Jack Kirby vs. Mario Bava — in a feverdream!

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Bridging irrecon­cilable ideas was the matrix of his art.

His panels and characters are bigger on the inside than on the surface.

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Soul music was never more literal.

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Adam McGovern on The Furious 5′s “Freedom” (1980)

The hyperreal detail of his sci-fi comics anticipated hi-res CGI.

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Stairways, backrooms, sofas and regular but uncommon stages.

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A torture-chamber of temporary adjustments.

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Annie Nocenti’s new DC comic Katana.

Comics of deceptive simplicity and un-dupli­catable eloquence.