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"King Kirby" at Comic Book Theater Fest

June 25, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

From the director: “’King Kirby’ is a play about the life of Jack Kirby, often called the ‘king of the comics,’ who had a career and a life that spans almost the entire 21st century. Every important moment in comic history is pretty much relatable back to him. He drew his way out of the Jewish ghetto of the Lower East Side, he fought in France during WWII, and he created or co-created characters like Captain America, the X-Men, Thor, Avengers, and for that matter, he helped create romance comics. It’s a drama that takes place from when he was about 12 to 80. He died in 1992. And the point of the play is that a lot of people think that entertainment and pop culture just kind of gets cranked out by this faceless corporate machine, when in fact, it’s real human beings with real flesh-and-blood stories who make this stuff happen, and this is one of the most important people doing it, and yet very few people know his name.”
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June 25, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Brick Theater
579 Metropolitan Ave
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States
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