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Comic Art in Museums$
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Kim A. Munson

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496828118

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.001.0001

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Genius in a Box

Genius in a Box

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(p.365) Genius in a Box
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Comic Art in Museums
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Alexi Worth

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.003.0043

This chapter includes a 2017 article by artist and art critic Alexi Worth wherein he reviews two exhibitions centered on the work of the “King of Comics” Jack Kirby: Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby at California State University Northridge and What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present at Rhode Island School of Design Museum. This chapter focuses on the relationship between comics and Pop Art, discussing the use of Kirby’s cover for Young Romance #26 in Richard Hamilton’s groundbreaking Pop Art collage Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing (1956) and Kirby’s place in art history. This chapter discusses Dream Machine,Kirby’s dynamic drawing style and influences, and the twists and turns of his career at Marvel Comics.

Keywords:   Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby, What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, Young Romance #26, Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing, Dream Machine

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