Jacked Kirby

Jacked Kirby

Join Jack Kirby fans Mike D & Tommy Lombardozzi as they invite weekly guests to discuss and explore the work and contributions of the comic book industry's greatest creator, with lots of laughs along the way! All hail the King of Comics!


December 7, 2023 82 mins

We got a little busy this week with holiday things and other commitments, so we’re going to be re-airing a past holiday episode of Jacked Kirby from December 2018! 

Tommy and Mike D. focus on two Christmas-centric stories Jack worked on for DC Comics; ‘The Sandman in The Seal Men’s War on Santa Claus’ and ‘The Boy Commandos in A Break For Santa’. Enjoy this encore presentation of Jacked Kirby episode 41, kids! 

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The boys discuss the two-issue Radio (later Archie) Comics series The Double Life Of Private Strong, created by Joe Simon in 1959. What did Kirby bring to the character? What did we think about these stories? How do they connect to other Simon & Kirby works? Listen and find out!
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November 22, 2023 139 mins
Just in time for Thanksgiving, it’s The Gravy Boat! Uh, we mean, THE GLORY BOAT! Our friend John Cocozza, the proprietor of New Jersey’s Ross Brewing, joins us to discuss this 1971 New Gods arch that starts with the Deep Six Gang and ends on the aforementioned Glory Boat! It’s some epic Fourth World Kirby goodness to be thankful for! 
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November 16, 2023 66 mins
Comic book creator DAN PANOSIAN joins us this week to talk comics, his career, art, Jack Kirby, and more! A 30+ year veteran of the industry, Dan has a unique perspective on all facets of making comics, advertising art, video games, and lots more! 
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November 9, 2023 108 mins
Comic artist Andy McDonald (Marvel, DC, and more!)  is back on the show with us, and this time we’re discussing the role original art plays in the livelihood of working comic artists, as well as Jack Kirby’s struggles to get his original art returned from Marvel back in the day. 
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November 2, 2023 80 mins
This week, we’re joined by writer SEAN HOWE, who’s 2012 book ‘Marvel Comics: The Untold Story' has become a valuable reference in the current… and ongoing… Marvel Comics Stan Lee/Jack Kirby debate. So we'll discuss that, as WELL as his brand new book ‘Agents Of Chaos: Thomas King Forçade, High Times, and the Paranoid End of the 1970s’! 
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For our last Jacktober episode of the month, we’re joined by our friends Alil Kunica and Steve Carleton, co-hosts of The Geekz Podcast, to discuss a haunted roller coaster story from Tales Of Suspense issue 30 (Marvel Comics, March 1962), ‘The Ghost Rode A Roller Coaster!’
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October 19, 2023 78 mins
Tommy & Mike D. jump into the deep end of the spooky season with another Jacktober show; this time, “Lone Shark!” By Simon & Kirby, featured in Harvey’s Black Magic issue 33 from 1954. Fears of water, the unknown deep, atomic war, and discussion of some movies with sharks… give it a listen and have some monstrous fun!
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October 13, 2023 88 mins
Episode 221- “Alarming Tales!”
For our second Jacktober episode of 2023, we discuss Simon and Kirby’s Harvey Comic ALARMING TALES issue 1 (1957)! Sci-fi, psychedelia, psychological horror, and a talking dogman… this anthology comic has all the wacky stuff we enjoy!
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October 10, 2023 81 mins

Join Mike D, one half of the Jacked Kirby team, as he joins Rob Martin (CCD) and Anthony Marino (BKOne) LIVE from INDUSTRY CITY, Brooklybn. They will be KICKING off the Super Week festivities on behalf of St Mark's Comics, will discuss spooky season and all the fantastic events coming up for all of us at Industry City in October of 2023!

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October 5, 2023 83 mins
It’s October, and we’re kickin’ off a month of our annual spooky-themed Jacktober episodes with a Simon & Kirby pre-code 1953 story from Prize Comics’ Black Magic issue 27, “The Cat People!”
Gypsies! Cat creatures! Cat movies! Cat fun!!!
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September 28, 2023 62 mins

Our friend, writer and historian ROY SCHWARTZ, returns to the show to share some classic New York Kirby tales, discuss Captain America’s Jewish background, and to tell us (and you) about the new exhibit he’s involved in; JewCE! (THE MUSEUM AND LABORATORY OF THE JEWISH COMICS EXPERIENCE runs October 9, through December 2023. Get tickets at www.jewce.org)

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September 21, 2023 97 mins
Our buddy George O’Connor (The Olympians graphic novels, and currently, the Asgardians)  is back on the show with us to talk HURRICANE, SON OF THOR a character (who like George) has a connection to the gods of olde… and we’re gonna discuss how! This Simon & Kirby story appears in Timely’s Captain America Comics issue 1 (December 1940), and has a through-line into other Kirby works. Plus, George tells us about his Tho...
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September 14, 2023 87 mins
This week, legendary comic book veteran MIKE CARLIN joins us for a conversation. Recently retired, we rope Mike back in to discuss 9/11, moms, kids these days, his career, and of course, Jack Kirby! From He-Man to Superman, Mike’s done it all... and won some awards along the way!
Mike can be found on Facebook. But he’s retired now, so leave him alone! 
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September 7, 2023 113 mins
Artist SIMON FRASER finally joins us for a conversation about his career, comics, Kirby’s influence across the pond, fandom, British comics, art, and more! Good stuff!
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This week we discuss the back-up stories from Thor issues 146-152 (1967) that tell “The Origin of… the Incomparable Inhumans!” Pure Kirby goodness (with some Stan stuff thrown in)! 
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This week we talk to Ryan Does, creator and host of the podcast ACROSS THE BIGFROST, which focuses on everyone’s favorite God Of Thunder, The Mighty Thor! We discuss Thor (obviously) throughout the years, the challenges involved in writing legacy characters, podcasting, fandom, the Predator movies, Kirby’s visuals, and more! Good conversation with a good dude who loves what he does!

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August 17, 2023 75 mins
With a few more weeks of August left, Tommy & Mike D. are guest-free for this episode, having an easy, breezy conversation about what they’ve been up to this summer. Grab a cold lemonade or a strong beer and join us!
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Our friend TOM SCIOLI is BACK on the program to discuss his new project/book, ‘Jack Kirby’s Starr Warriors starring Adam Starr And The Solar Legion’! We also discuss Pee-Wee, Tom’s illustrated Stan Lee biography ‘I Am Stan’,  nostalgia, Go-Bots, Kirby’s storytelling, and more!
We always have a great time with Tom, so check it out!
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August 3, 2023 61 mins
Veteran comic book scribe MIKE BARON joins us this week to discuss how Jack Kirby influences writers, the appeal of the anti-hero, working on creator-owned comics vs. corporate IP, and a lot more! 
Baron is an Eisner & Kirby awards winner, and he’s still pumping out comics on the regular. You can find all of his social media and project links on his Link Tree page:
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