Monthly Archives: December 2007

No tax for Jack

Jack Kirby Museum director Rand Hoppe just called to tell me that the IRS finally approved the Museum’s 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status! What does this mean to you, the current or prospective Museum member? Not much directly, but it does mean the Museum doesn’t have to pay taxes on donations and fundraisers, so there’ll be that much more money available to put on displays.

If you haven’t joined, click the link above, and spread the Kirby love!

Kirby Checklist corrections needed

We’re planning to do an updated “Gold” edition of the Jack Kirby Checklist for 2008, which will include all the additions and corrections we’ve received since we pubished the “Silver” edition back in 1998. So if you noticed something we missed, please email it to Richard Kolkman (who’s done such a great job keeping the checklist updated since he first re-compiled it a decade ago) at:

We particularly need listings of Kirby work that has been published since 1998, whether it’s a reprint, poster, trading cards, etc. So send ’em in soon, and thanks to everyone who’s helped out on this worthwhile project over the years.

50% off sale extended, now includes key 2007 books!

Yep, we’re extending our 50% off holiday sale at until December 15, and including key 2007 book releases. So now in addition to getting one free magazine for every one you buy, you can also get half-off these top-selling 2007 books and DVDs:

Image Comics: The Road To Independence by George Khoury
(An exploration of the controversial company that changed the landscape of comics forever, and the book that sparked the Image Founders Reunion at Comicon International 2007.)

John Romita… And All That Jazz (Hardcover and Softcover) by Roy Thomas and Jim Amash
(The artist who made The Amazing Spider-Man Marvel’s #1-selling comic book in the 1960s talks about his life, his art, and his contemporaries.)

Brush Strokes With Greatness: The Life & Art of Joe Sinnott (standard edition) by Tim Lasiuta
(Celebrates the storybook career of the versatile artist, as he demonstrates his passion for his craft.)
(NOTE: the Ultra Limited “Sketch” Edition is not included in the sale)

Working Methods by John Lowe
(Three scripts are interpreted in different ways by professional comic artists to illustrate the varied ways in which they “see” and “solve” storytelling problems.)

Comics Introspective: Peter Bagge by Christopher Irving
(From his Seattle studio, Bagge lets you in on everything from just what was on his mind with his long-running Gen X comic Hate!, to what’s going on in his head as a political satirist.)

Comics Gone Ape! by Michael Eury
(The missing link to primates in comics, spotlighting the comics history of a barrel of simian superstars.)

Modern Masters: In The Studio With Michael Golden DVD
(Take a journey into the creative mind of one of comics’ greats-Michael Golden-and witness a modern master in action.)

In addition to these books, the 50% Off Sale applies to all in-stock issues of Alter Ego, Back Issue, Comic Book Artist, Comicology, Draw, Jack Kirby Collector, and Write Now, plus “one-shot” magazines like Pete Von Sholly’s acclaimed Comic Book Nerd and Crazy Hip Groovy Go-Go Way Out Monsters, Jack Kirby’s Captain Victory: Graphite Edition, and both the Jack Kirby and Wallace Wood Checklists. The sale does not apply to other books, digital editions, or subscriptions, or upcoming issues of magazines. The extended offer runs through December 15.