Creator Bout 3: Kirby vs Eisner

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Who's the greatest?

  1. Jack Kirby

  2. Will Eisner

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  1. Elijya

    Elijya Registered

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    Two Titanic Creators, the father's of the medium.

    In this Corner!:

    JACK "THE KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING" KIRBY!

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    Co-Creator of half the original Marvel universe (but let's not get into that issue...) including the X-Men, the Hulk, the Avengers, and the Silver Surfer, and for DC comics, the Fourth World, including Orion and the New Gods


    and in this corner, in the blue short...

    WILL "I'M SO AWESOME THEY NAMED THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS IN THE INDUSTRY AFTER ME" EIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISNER!

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    The Orsen Welles of Comics, he wrote the comicbook on how to write comicbooks! Creator of The Spirit, Fagin the Jew, The Plot, and A Contract with God.

    Without this Deceased Duo, we wouldn't be here. But who's your favorite? who gets your respect?
     
  2. Elijya

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    wow, weird. The Alan Moore vs Neil Gaimen thread was a hit, The Waid vs Busiek thread was a hit, but nobody wants to vote on this one?
     
  3. Harlekin

    Harlekin Business

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    I think its out of respect that none of us can really define who of these two 'deserves' the spot more.
     
  4. DBM

    DBM Mad Scientist

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    As much as I love Kirby, I had to go with Eisner.
     
  5. Lackey

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    what Kirby is to superhero comics, Eisner is to entire medium
     
  6. Antonello Blueberry

    Antonello Blueberry Inglorious bastard

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    A though one. Both innovators, but I'd go with the more complete Eisner.
     
  7. Anubis

    Anubis Sup?

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    I Can't decide.
     
  8. Sandman138

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    That baisically sums it up. Eisner.
     
  9. yenaled

    yenaled 3X2(9YZ)4A

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    Eisner; Spirit, Contract with God... it's just amazing work. As Lackey said Kirby changed superheroes in his time, but Eisner changed the entire medium. You have the Eisners Awards there is a reason the awards are named after him.
     
  10. Whirlysplat

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    Impossible one to call really.

    Lots of +ves for both very few -ves. It's comfortable on the fence!

    - Whirly
     
  11. TheCorpulent1

    TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I'm gonna go with Eisner. Probably because I'm reading Dropsie Avenue: The Neighborhood right now, but also because I've seen a lot of early Kirby art that wasn't quite up to Eisner's level.
     
  12. UK_Stu

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    I think Eisner too. As others have already said, he has done so much for the genre, the medium of comics etc. Kirby is the king of Superhero comics
     
  13. TheFalcon

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    I have to say Eisner too, but it's very close.
     
  14. nite-owl

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    I am going to say Eisner, but only after much consideration...
     
  16. Archangel

    Archangel Emergency & I

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    Well, they're not called the 'Eisner's' for nothing.
     
  17. Whirlysplat

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    No but they could easily be called the "Kirbys".

    Still on the fence, I don't think this can be called.


    - Whirly
     
  18. Cap1970

    Cap1970 Anybody Seen My Shield?

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    Have to go with Eisner. While Kirby is the king of the superhero genre - Eisner was the groundbreaker for the entire medium.
     
  19. MichaelRGrimm

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    It is a very tough call. I went with Kirby. Mainly because if not for what he had contributed to comics and superheroes, I have to wonder if comics as we know em today would even exist or be as popular. But both are truly two of the most important and great men in comics history.
     
  20. Elijya

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    bumpity bump bump
     
  21. Arkady Rossovich

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    I went with Jack Kirby,true he created half of the Marvel Universe.I also think he has a big hand in DC also,i also think he deserves more credit then he gets.
     
  22. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Shield of the True North

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    Kirby, for co-creating basically the entire Marvel Universe, and chipping in some noteworthy minor aspects of the DCU.
     
  23. Anubis

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    Now that i've had a good year and a half to think about it, I'm gonna go with Eisner.
     
  24. Aristotle

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    I don't see how Kirby gets a single vote, really. Against almost any other creator, he gets the vote immediately, but Eisner was able to expand his innovative influence past the superhero form. Not only did he create lasting, memorable characters like The Spirit and John Law, but he also worked wonders in the more literary underground comix movement with pieces like A Contract With God and Fagin the Jew. He is absolutely the greatest comic book creator in history, although Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, and Grant Morrison are my personal favorites.
     
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