Friday, March 23, 2012

Jack Kirby and personal memories

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On the first day of spring I found that Christopher Knowles posted something that seemed odd to me. The SECRET SUN featured a series of Jack Kirby frames from Captian America comic books. These images were curiously similar to something I saw with a boyhood friend out a window in 1974. I was probably 11 years old at the time, and it still remains unexplained.

Jack Kirby was a driving force in comic book illustrations and super-hero themes. Christopher Knowles has worked tirelessly to peer into Kirby's mythic powers.

The number 74 as 1974?

This was listed on The Secret Sun site as the number of posts about Jack Kirby. I realized this when I linked to to his site. The number 74 seems particularly resonant.


Red Pill Junkie said...

I still think that what you saw was a Mexican balero :P

Anonymous said...


Saw this article, this morning

and astronaut McDivitt's description, "We were in drifting flight and my partner, Ed White, was asleep. I couldn't see anything out in front of me except just the black sky. And as it was rotating around, I noticed something out in front that was a white cylindrical shape with a white pole sticking out of one corner of it -- it [looked like] a beer can with a smooth pencil sticking out.", reminded me of your drawing.