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Hand of Fire is Phenomenal!,
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This review is from: Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby (Great Comics Artists Series) (Paperback)
This is the best book I've read on Kirby and the best critical study of a comic book creator or super heroes, bar none. Like many comic fans, it took a while for me to warm up to Kirby and even now I read Kirby not for the story but for the experience of reading Kirby. I agree with the reviewers above, the chapter on the technological sublime and the close readings of the fourth world stories, "the Pact" and "Himon" are worth price alone. The entire book is fascinating and is an absolute delight to read. This is more than a fitting tribute it raises the bar on Kirby criticism. I can't recommend this highly enough. Hopefully, the (Great Comics Artists) tackles Ditko next.