|Edited by John Morrow||Jack Kirby Collector celebrates the life and career of the "King" of comics through interviews with Kirby and his contemporaries, feature articles, and rare & unseen Kirby artwork. Now in tabloid format, the magazine showcases Kirby's art at even larger size.|
Jack's Wackiest Dialogue
by & © Mark CartwrightFrom Jack Kirby Collector #21
Over the course of his lengthy career, Jack Kirby gave us some of the most enduring and creative concepts ever committed to a comic book. As we all know his creativity stays with us due to his dynamic compelling artwork, coupled with truly original concepts. However, occasionally some of Jack's dialogue could approach the surreal in its "wackiness." Particularly when taken out of context, it's almost on a par with the more ludicrous subtitles found in a Hong Kong movie. For your entertainment may I present some truly memorable lines for all the wrong reasons.
"My backside... it's really too well padded to suffer badly in
"I-if Steve Rogers would trade his mask and shield for a pick
and shovel... I'd be the happiest girl on Earth."
"Am I dreaming... or is my bathrobe growing back ?" followed
by "These threads have even more class than the old ones. Sheesh
! You've sure made it tough to stay mad, Black Bolt!"
"Jumping jars of jellied jaguars!!!"
"Get yourself a bikini, and start a chain of heart attacks at
a garden party."
"I just wanted to walk on the surface again... to see the dawn
come up... to feel the warmth of the sun."
"This dame they call Lashina. She went at me with a lash... and
POW she whipped all the buttons off...!"
"See his arms crush the stones like biscuits."
"Gods, Devils, or Space Giants... this tactical nuclear device
will decide what they are."
"Is there a Goozlebobber somewhere in mid-flight above your area??
You won't know until his crew contracts the dread galactic condition
known as - COSMIC DIARRHEA!"
"That alien pariah can give one a mental hernia! Warts! CLOSURE
OF THE PORES-and an insatiable desire for ACUTE DEPRESSION!"
"What? WHAT? I say "Bull-Chips" in your cereal, sir!"
Considering the millions of words Jack Kirby has written in his lifetime, the above examples of "wackiness" are just pleasant interludes, in the thousands of pages of entertainment he has provided
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