“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”
Over the past week, the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! has been proud to promote Kirby Week 2014. We’ve given you interviews and characters and comics to check out. We’ve told you about the Kirby4Heroes campaign, which helps support one of our favorite causes, the Hero Initiative. And for the show today, we sit back and talk about the King. We flip through some of our favorite comics that he drew or wrote, we discuss his impact at Marvel, at DC, and in the comic book industry. More than 20 years since his death, we still find new art, new stories, new adventures to take us into the creative mind of Jack Kirby.
As we celebrate today what would have been Kirby’s 98th birthday, we encourage you to make comics part of your day. Take part in the “Wake Up and Draw” challenge. Go “Read Comics in Public” on your lunch break or after school. Stop by your local comic store and find a Kirby book in the back issue bins. Even if it is just for one day, make today all about comics the way that Kirby did.
But before we get into the Kirbyfest, the guys do a quick bit of housekeeping. John missed out on our True Confessions podcast last week, so he reveals his comic book secrets that he has been carrying around all of these years. We also have a voicemail from a friend of the show Tim Benson, giving us his true confessions as well. As a reminder, we are still taking your comments through Monday to be entered into a drawing for a free gift card.
As always, we invite your comments and questions to this podcast or any other topics in the world of comics. Start by posting a reply on the blog. Then go find us in social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more. We are the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER!, and we hope you enjoy the show.
The Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! is proudly sponsored by Clint’s Comics. Clint’s is located at 3941 Main in Kansas City, Missouri, and is open Monday through Saturday. Whether it is new comics, trade paperbacks, action figures, statues, posters, or T-shirts, owner Jim Cavanaugh and his friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you find whatever it is that you need. You should also know that Clint’s has the most extensive collection of back issues in the metro area. If you need to find a particular book to finish the run of a title, head on down to Clint’s or check out their website at clintscomics.com. Tell them that the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! sent you.