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Episode 91: Jack Kirby's Marvels
Backed Vibes by Kevin MacLeod
Unanswered Questions by Kevin MacLeod
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Avengers: Infinity War brought together characters from across the Marvel universe, but many of them already shared a common bond -- their creator Jack Kirby. While Kirby is best known for his intense drawing style, he was also a great storyteller who worked with Stan Lee to redefine what a comic book character could be. But their relationship was fraught. I talk with experts Charles Hatfield, Mark Evanier, Randolph Hoppe, and Arlen Schumer about where we can see Jack Kirby's influence on the MCU. And I explore Kirby's childhood at the Tenement Museum in New York.
Tenement Museum photos by Keiko Niwa and Battman Studios