From a media release:
Co-Creator of Captain America, The Avengers, X-Men, Iron Man, Thor & more
Comic Book Legend Jack Kirby's Story Comes Alive
In Acclaimed King Kirby Audio Drama Starring Steven Rattazzi
- Find it starting February 10, 2021 at BPN.FM/KingKirby
NEW YORK, NY; February 10, 2021: Six time Best Selling New York Times author Fred Van Lente and four-time New York Times Critics’ Pick playwright Crystal Skillman, in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, are pleased to announce the premiere of their four-episode mini-series audio drama King Kirby, based on their hit Off-Broadway show by the same name.
|Photo of Jack Kirby taken by Susan Skaar during a session in the studio at Jack's home in Thousand Oaks, CA. The photos were later published in The Art of Jack Kirby (Blue Rose Press, 1993). (CC BY-SA 3.0)|
A true-life story about Jack Kirby, the man who co-created the Marvel universe, King Kirby is an epic comic book story of the most famous cartoonist you never heard of. This audio drama features original music composed by award-winning Bobby Cronin (whose other works with Skillman include Mary and Max, Rain and Zoe Save the World, and Concrete Jungle.). The podcast premieres on Wednesday, February 10th exclusively from the Broadway Podcast Network and wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Find it at bpn.fm/KingKirby.
|Steve Rattazzi as Jack Kirby|
|Mr Miracle #09 by Jack Kirby (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)|
“Entertaining as it is enlightening.” — Calgary Herald"...An engrossing bio-play." -- Seattle Times, Critics Pick"A pop-culture Death of a Salesman." -- Smash Pages“One of the best plays I’ve seen all year.” — MD Theatre Guide“Who could guess that a play about the life of the renowned comic book artist, Jack Kirby would be filled with so much humor, pathos, and fact-dropping narrative?” - DC Metro Arts"Not only was Crystal Skillman and Fred Van Lente’s “King Kirby” a supple, knowing account of the life of the influential comic artist Jack Kirby, but it was also a fine showcase for Steven Rattazzi, poignant in the leading role.” - The New York Times, Best of Year Review
The Podcast is Available on Apple/iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart, TuneIn, Deezer, Player.FM, Pocket Cast, Podcast Addict and everywhere else you listen to podcasts.
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