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Jack Kirby

Jack Kirby (1917–1994) was an American comic book artist and writer best known for cocreating iconic characters such as Captain America, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and the Hulk. He is recognized as one of the industry's greatest innovators and was one of the first people inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.


Books for Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month in March, we are sharing books by women who have shaped history and have fought for their communities. Our list includes books about women who fought for racial justice, abortion rights, disability justice, equality in the workplace, and more, with insight on their remarkable lives that inspired others to

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Reading Guide for Black Panther

PENGUIN CLASSICS MARVEL COLLECTION DISCUSSION QUESTIONS BY QIANA J. WHITTED FOR BLACK PANTHER 1.   Readers travel to Wakanda for the first time with the Fantastic Four in 1966. How does the Black Panther’s explosive interactions with each member of the Fantastic Four in these early issues reveal his motivations and strengths as a super hero?  

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Reading Guide for Captain America

PENGUIN CLASSICS MARVEL COLLECTION DISCUSSION QUESTIONS BY BEN SAUNDERS FOR CAPTAIN AMERICA   1.   What do you know about the variety of American attitudes toward “the war in Europe” prior to Pearl Harbor? How does that context change how we might interpret the cover and stories from Captain America Comics #1, which appeared several months before the Pearl Harbor

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A Monthly Update from Penguin Classics: Marvel Edition

The Penguin Classics Marvel Collection is finally here! These specially curated comic book anthologies present the origin stories and seminal tales of key Marvel characters by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and other historic Marvel creators. The series serves as a testament to Marvel’s transformative impact on graphic fiction and icons and stories across popular culture.

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