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

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Phase Five: Publication

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Phase Four: The Color

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Phase Three: The Inks

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Phase Two-B: The Text

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Phase Two-A: Word Balloons

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Phase One: Pure Kirby!

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Annie Nocenti’s new DC comic Katana.

Comics of deceptive simplicity and un-dupli­catable eloquence.

His stoic pulp and stylish brutality elevated superhero comics.

His Frankenstein was serious, then comical, then scary.

An art gallery of comic-book art gallery details.

An art gallery of comic-book art gallery details.

An art gallery of comic-book art gallery details.

An art gallery of comic-book art gallery details.

Innumerable artists have based their entire careers on the briefest of his ideas.

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“Having trouble holding the illusion now?”

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“The fraud gets so intricate it takes on a life of its own.”

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“Discarded dreams are everywhere to be found out here.”

An art gallery of comic-book art gallery details.

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“You, I sense, are a dream without a dreamer.”

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“Belief resists reality — that’s what’s so much better about it!”

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“We know all, yet the code of human contact lies shattered at our feet.”

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“We plundered the treasurehouse of knowing”