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Friday, July 24

11:00am PDT

Decoding the Kirby/Lee Dynamic
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/VRjuczJtFFM

For over half a century, the relationship between Jack Kirby and Stan Lee that resulted in the creation of the Marvel Silver Age has been one of the most contentious issues in comics scholarship, with economic and legal consequences echoing down to the present day. In this panel, two recent biographers of Stan Lee--Danny Fingeroth (A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee) and Abraham Riesman (True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee) join comics historian/writer Fred Van Lente (The Comic-Book History of Comics) and playwright Crystal Skillman (King Kirby) to explore pivotal moments in Lee and Kirby's shared history and attempt to shed more light on the complicated dynamic that produced some of the greatest characters in comics--and some of the bitterest recriminations. Rob Salkowitz (Forbes, Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture) moderates.

Friday July 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

The Undiscovered Art of Jack Kirby: Architect
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/FbZ_ci_jJU8

Barry Ira Geller (Jack Kirby co-designer, Science Fiction Land, Lord of Light), discusses the discovery of the secret visual language inherent within all the Lord of Light architectural work created by Jack Kirby in 1978--part of which is its expression and adaptation into all forms of Media--with Mike Royer (Jack's favorite inker and Disney guru), Tom Kraft (president of the Jack Kirby Museum), and Wally Anne Marie Wharton, model painter and colorist for Lord of Light.

Friday July 24, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT

3:00pm PDT

The Annual Jack Kirby Tribute Panel
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/qI0z4tUHe_s

Every year, former Kirby assistant Mark Evanier hosts a gathering of fans of the man some call "The King of the Comics" and his vast, persistent impact on not only comic books but related fields, as well. This year, Mark and John Morrow (publisher of The Jack Kirby Collector) discuss all this with master artist Alex Ross who discusses the influence Kirby had on his work.

Friday July 24, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Saturday, July 25

1:00pm PDT

Tribute to Dennis O'Neil: Beyond Batman
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/1v6R5ry7n9I

Born the same spring when Batman debuted, Dennis O'Neil would take Batman back to his darker roots and weave humanity and social consciousness into the adventures of Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Iron Man, and many more. This legendary comic book writer and editor collaborated with and guided countless others as mentor, hero, and friend. Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology; The Joker Psychology) moderates a super team who have come together to share remembrances, lessons learned, and an endless appreciation for Denny, who was truly one of the greats: Jo Duffy (Power Man and Iron Fist), Danny Fingeroth (A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee), Mike Gold (ArrogantMGMS), Larry Hama (Dark Horse), Joe Illidge (Heavy Metal), Charles Kochman (Abrams ComicArts), Paul Levitz (former publisher, DC Comics), and Michael Uslan (executive producer, Batman/The Dark Knight films).


Saturday July 25, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Sunday, July 26

11:00am PDT

Jack Kirby 101: An Introduction
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/goc5NSe_wao

Comic-Con legend Mark Evanier (onetime Jack Kirby assistant, and author of Jack Kirby: King of Comics) and The Jack Kirby Collector's John Morrow (TwoMorrows Publishing) join The Jack Kirby Museum's Tom Kraft and Rand Hoppe for a discussion that will provide an introduction to Jack Kirby, the man, his work, and his influence on comics, comic conventions, and the culture at large.

Sunday July 26, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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