Thor: Ragnarok Is ‘Unabashed Love Letter To Jack Kirby’

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige celebrates the birthday of the legendary Jack Kirby, remarking how this November’s Thor: Ragnarok is heavily influenced by Kirby’s work. Today is the artist/writer’s 100th birthday, and fans and comic professionals alike are taking to social media to share birthday wishes to the “King of Comics,” who passed away in 1994. Kirby helped change the face of the comic book industry in the wake of Superman by telling unique stories about larger-than-life characters, many of which have been translated to film.

The third Thor film has been noteworthy for its entertaining marketing campaign, showcasing the film’s colorful aesthetic that took much inspiration from the source material. Director Taika Waititi has already …

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