Check out the original art for the cover of Avengers #16, with pencils by Jack and inks by Sol Brodsky! This issue not only sports a terrific, iconic cover showcasing Captain America, it also marks the occasion when Hawkeye joined the team!
Folks, thanks so much for getting us to 100 followers here on tumblr. Please indulge me for another moment here, and then I’ll get back to posting cool Jack-related stuff from around the ‘net.
Avengers is on track for the highest-grossing domestic opening of all-time. It’s likely that before this weekend is finished, the worldwide box-office take will be in the $500 million range. Maybe more. This Forbes article breaks it down pretty well.
This is, to say the least, pretty incredible. Half a billion dollars in twelve days for a movie featuring characters co-created by Jack Kirby is mind-boggling. Please, if you’re reading this, and if you’ve seen the movie (and, let’s face it, this movie is tons of fun), keep spreading the word about the creators behind these stories. Let other folks know that these characters are more than just corporate trademarks, but were created by real artists and writers, many of whom got raw deals in the early days of the industry. Blog and reblog, tweet and retweet, and don’t let the contributions of guys like Jack get lost in all the noise!
Donations have continued to roll in for our campaign to open a gallery dedicated to Jack Kirby’s work in New York City. We’re not there yet. Every little bit helps. If you’re gonna see Avengers again, kindly consider making a donation, either to our campaign, or to other non-profits dedicated to helping comic creators, such as Hero Initiative.
Thanks for all the love and support. We’ll make an announcement regarding our fundraising progress in the next few days.