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Jack Kirby’s Julius Caesar

May 18, 2012

Wow:

In 1969, the University of Santa Cruz wrote to Marvel Comics asking if any Marvel artists would be interested/willing to design costumes for a college production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Jack Kirby and his family had just recently moved to California, so Stan Lee recommended that the University contact Jack.

They did and Kirby was pleased to help out the college, designing all of the costumes AND doing poster work all for free.

Go to Comics Should be Good for more images, and because they’re great. And there’s even more at The Kirby Museum. Kirby was already the greatest, in my mind. But this…

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  1. Lincoln Spector permalink
    May 18, 2012 1:45 pm

    I love the Marat Sade reference in the poster (even though that probably wasn’t Kirby’s doing).

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