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What do you mean it's already Friday? Oh, thank Godstiel... here's your Daily Geek for today!

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ELEMENTARY! What mischief will the Boom! Studios "Adventure Time" crew get up to this issue? And equally importantly, will they be able to find out who-done-it in time? Find out in our first look at "Adventure Time: Candy Capers" #3! Read More...

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Each week, Matt Wilson, co-host of the War Rocket Ajax podcast and author of the brand new Supervillain Field Manual, examines a major comic news item and reviews a few selections among the week's comic book releases.

This week, Marvel "Daredevil" writer Mark Waid announced he and his partner bought a stake in Alter Ego Comics, a comic shop in Muncie, Indiana. Read More...

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We're only a couple of months away from the season 4 premiere of AMC's "The Walking Dead"--how's [redacted] going to deal with that thing that happened to [redacted]? And what about [redacted]'s [redacted]? There might be a few season 3 spoilers in here, but pore through these videos for any clues, secrets, or outright admissions about the new threats, new deaths, and new characters coming to the apocalyptic series this fall.

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Jack Kirby is probably the single most important figure in the development of American comic books. His career spanned seven decades, and though he is best-known for his work on super-hero titles, he defied simple categorization and worked in nearly every style of comic: horror, science fiction, romance, comedy, fantasy, funny animal, crime, war, western, and probably some others that I'm forgetting.

He didn't just define a single genre: he constantly defined (and re-defined) the entire comics medium, right up until his death in 1994. So in honor of his 96th birthday, we here at MTV Geek have assembled A Week Of Jack Kirby, a series of posts celebrating the life, work and inspiration of the man that Stan Lee dubbed simply 'The King'.

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Jack Kirby is probably the single most important figure in the development of American comic books. His career spanned seven decades, and though he is best-known for his work on super-hero titles, he defied simple categorization and worked in nearly every style of comic: horror, science fiction, romance, comedy, fantasy, funny animal, crime, war, western, and probably some others that I'm forgetting.

He didn't just define a single genre: he constantly defined (and re-defined) the entire comics medium, right up until his death in 1994. So in honor of his 96th birthday, we here at MTV Geek have assembled A Week Of Jack Kirby, a series of posts celebrating the life, work and inspiration of the man that Stan Lee dubbed simply 'The King'.

Jack Kirby was born and raised in the Lower East Side of New York City.  It's the same neighborhood I've lived in for the past eleven years, and I've spent many an afternoon wandering around, squinting my eyes, trying to envision what the world must have looked like in the tenement era, when young Jack (or Jacob Kurtzberg, as he was then known) walked these streets and dreamed of being an artist.

And I'm clearly not the only one.  The Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center was founded in 2005, to "promote and encourage the study, understanding, preservation and appreciation of the work of Jack Kirby".  And while the Museum has operated as a purely digital entity up until this point, publishing a number of scholarly essays and blogs about The King's life and work, and offering an extensive online library of scanned original art, they are now raising funds for a physical museum location in the Lower East Side. So, as part of our 'Week Of Jack Kirby' celebrations, I spoke to Museum trustee Randolph Hoppe about the Kirby Museum's history, and their plans for the future.
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The newest video game in the "America's Army" series, "Proving Grounds," is out now on Steam, for free. Project Manager Marsha Berry says the game is taking a "back-to-basics approach" this time around, focusing on team-based tactics.

The release comes just two weeks after the release of the eighth issue of the "America's Army" digital comic from IDW, which has been going since the release of "America's Army 3" back in 2009. We chatted with Berry for a while to find out what's different about this game, what the comic is all about, and what's to come. Read More...

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Jack Kirby is probably the single most important figure in the development of American comic books. His career spanned seven decades, and though he is best-known for his work on super-hero titles, he defied simple categorization and worked in nearly every style of comic: horror, science fiction, romance, comedy, fantasy, funny animal, crime, war, western, and probably some others that I'm forgetting.

He didn't just define a single genre: he constantly defined (and re-defined) the entire comics medium, right up until his death in 1994. So in honor of his 96th birthday, we here at MTV Geek have assembled A Week Of Jack Kirby, a series of posts celebrating the life, work and inspiration of the man that Stan Lee dubbed simply 'The King'.

Jack Kirby is well-renowned for his sequential work, but it sometimes goes unmentioned that he was also an unparalleled cover designer.  His covers for Marvel practically leapt off the shelf and into reader's hands, bursting with an energy and innovation that dwarfed all competitors.  I've looked at a LOT of Kirby covers in my life, and while I can't come up with an absolute ranking of his best-ever Marvel covers (my opinions change moment-to-moment, depending on which series I've read most recently), here's ten of my all-time favorites.

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Image Comics has a phenomenal slate of series being launched over the next few months, with Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera's mind-bending science-fiction epic Black Science being one of the most anticipated new titles.  MTV Geek will be covering the series in more depth over the next couple weeks in our Fall Previews, interviewing the creators and revealing some exclusive art – but right now, as a teaser, here's the Matteo Scalera's never-before seen cover to issue #1! Read More...

Top 5 Webcomics You Missed This Week!

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This week in webcomics, it's all about education! We're learning about social media, birth control, webcomic marketing and, er... hippie buffalo spirit guides.

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Connie Sun has been running her daily comic diary for a couple years now, but thanks to Tom Spurgeon, she's only recently come to some realizations about social media. It's not so much her own revelation that's worth noting here, but rather the idea that not everyone sees social media in the same way, and it's worth pointing out that other people use the media differently. Stepping outside your own worldview, even with regards to how to use social media, is worth sharing. Read More...

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Each week, Matt Wilson, co-host of the War Rocket Ajax podcast and author of the brand new Supervillain Field Manual, examines a major comic news item and reviews a few selections among the week's comic book releases.

If you read the comics Internet at all (and by virtue of the fact you're reading this column, I'd say the chances of that are pretty good), you probably know that yesterday would have been Jack Kirby's 96th birthday. You also don't need me to tell you just how important Jack Kirby was to comics. Plenty of people have already done that.

I may not even have to tell you about how Kirby, the guiding force behind most of the Marvel characters who appaeared in the movie "The Avengers," never got much more than standard freelance rates for his work at Marvel. He was refused his own original art when he wouldn't sign a highly restrictive contract. His family is still fighting Marvel and Disney over copyrights, though they've suffered some major blows of late.

Kirby and his family's struggles have been well documented over the years. But here are some stories you may not have heard: Read More...

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And it's a Thursday morning, time for the Daily Geek! I hope you've brought your towels - you're going to need them!

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Jack Kirby is probably the single most important figure in the development of American comic books. His career spanned seven decades, and though he is best-known for his work on super-hero titles, he defied simple categorization and worked in nearly every style of comic: horror, science fiction, romance, comedy, fantasy, funny animal, crime, war, western, and probably some others that I'm forgetting.

He didn't just define a single genre: he constantly defined (and re-defined) the entire comics medium, right up until his death in 1994. So in honor of his 96th birthday, we here at MTV Geek have assembled A Week Of Jack Kirby, a series of posts celebrating the life, work and inspiration of the man that Stan Lee dubbed simply 'The King'.

Today is Jack Kirby's 96th birthday, and more than a quarter-century after his first published work, his spirit permeates every corner of the comic industry. He possessed a seemingly unlimited imagination, creating new characters, concepts, and genres with every stroke of his pencil. And today, a truly staggering cross-section of the comics community have joined us to offer words and pictures that give an idea of what this one man, and his work, have meant to them. In fact, there were so many people contributing, we've had to break things up into several posts – for the entire series, click here.

And now, here's more Kirby love!

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Jack Kirby is probably the single most important figure in the development of American comic books. His career spanned seven decades, and though he is best-known for his work on super-hero titles, he defied simple categorization and worked in nearly every style of comic: horror, science fiction, romance, comedy, fantasy, funny animal, crime, war, western, and probably some others that I'm forgetting.

He didn't just define a single genre: he constantly defined (and re-defined) the entire comics medium, right up until his death in 1994. So in honor of his 96th birthday, we here at MTV Geek have assembled A Week Of Jack Kirby, a series of posts celebrating the life, work and inspiration of the man that Stan Lee dubbed simply 'The King'.

Today is Jack Kirby's 96th birthday, and more than a quarter-century after his first published work, his spirit permeates every corner of the comic industry. He possessed a seemingly unlimited imagination, creating new characters, concepts, and genres with every stroke of his pencil. And today, a truly staggering cross-section of the comics community have joined us to offer words and pictures that give an idea of what this one man, and his work, have meant to them. In fact, there were so many people contributing, we've had to break things up among several posts – for the entire series, click here.

And now, here's more Kirby love!

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Jack Kirby is probably the single most important figure in the development of American comic books. His career spanned seven decades, and though he is best-known for his work on super-hero titles, he defied simple categorization and worked in nearly every style of comic: horror, science fiction, romance, comedy, fantasy, funny animal, crime, war, western, and probably some others that I'm forgetting.

He didn't just define a single genre: he constantly defined (and re-defined) the entire comics medium, right up until his death in 1994. So in honor of his 96th birthday, we here at MTV Geek have assembled A Week Of Jack Kirby, a series of posts celebrating the life, work and inspiration of the man that Stan Lee dubbed simply 'The King'.

Today is Jack Kirby's 96th birthday, and more than a quarter-century after his first published work, his spirit permeates every corner of the comic industry. He possessed a seemingly unlimited imagination, creating new characters, concepts, and genres with every stroke of his pencil. And today, a truly staggering cross-section of the comics community have joined us to offer words and pictures that give an idea of what this one man, and his work, have meant to them. In fact, there were so many people contributing, we've had to break things up among several posts – for the entire series, click here.

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