Comics Combatives


  • miLES 103 Allen Street New York, NY, 10002 United States
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This pop-up exhibit presents samples of Jack Kirby's stories and artwork with a focus on hand-to-hand or close quarters combat. Kirby engaged in street fighting while growing up on the Lower East Side, learned boxing at the Boys Brotherhood Republic, and killed Nazis with his bare hands in Europe during World War Two. Kirby learned storytelling from the movies and comics strip masters like Caniff, Raymond, Foster, and Crane, but nobody matched the dynamic portrayals of action that Kirby presented in his comic book stories.

Presented by Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center; a small, but not young, boot-strapped non-profit devoted to promoting and encouraging the study, understanding, preservation and appreciation of the work of Jack Kirby.

Open to visitors, 12PM-7PM Tuesdays-Sundays.
(Closed on Mondays and open late for special events.)

Special events:
   • Saturday November 14th - TwoMorrows Kirby Collector #66 Release Party with Special TwoMorrows Retrospective hosted by Publisher-Editor John Morrow.
   • Sunday November 15th - Cap 'n' Kirby, a new VisuaLecture by Pop Historian Arlen Schumer.
   • More to be announced!