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Guillermo del Toro Reminds Us: Jack Kirby Was The Greatest

Earlier today, director Guillermo del Toro launched into impromptu praise of the work and imagination of late comics legend Jack Kirby. In a series of tweets, the filmmaker expressed his admiration for the co-creator of the Marvel Universe, and other universes and characters across the world of comics.

"Jack Kirby, American. Zeus. Two-fisted titan of epic imagination and boundless power," del Toro tweeted. "No one- ever- drew monsters like Kirby. Regardless of size, his creations had drama and style. Kirby Power. Kirby co created most of Marvel's Cosmology. Gave birth to KAMANDI, DEMON and NEW GODS! No one drew heroes like Kirby. No one drew villains like Kirby. No one did Splash pages like Kirby. No one. We think we remember how incredible Kirby was until we re-read him and our minds are blown away- again."

We agree, Guillermo. Earlier this year, CBR celebrated Kirby's 98th birthday with our own tribute to the enduring work of the King. Del Toro's tweets follow:

Jacob Kurtzberg cannot fit between brackets (1917 - 1994, or in 140 characters. A Giant once walked the earth. All hail the King!

- Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) November 12, 2015

JACK KIRBY (3 tweets) Part 1: Jack Kirby, American. Zeus. Two-fisted titan of epic imagination and boundless power. pic.twitter.com/NVhLTeeovw

- Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) November 12, 2015

Part 2: No one- ever- drew monsters like Kirby. Regardless of size, his creations had drama and style. Kirby Power. pic.twitter.com/CiIcfN9uqU

- Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) November 12, 2015

Part 3 (I lied, more Tweets): Kirby co created most of Marvel's Cosmology.Gave birth to KAMANDI, DEMON and NEW GODS! pic.twitter.com/gBHYheNk93

- Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) November 12, 2015

Part 4 (just words): No one drew heroes like Kirby. No one drew villains like Kirby. No one did Splash pages like Kirby. No one.

- Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) November 12, 2015

Part 5: We think we remember how incredible Kirby was until we re-read him and our minds are blown away- again. pic.twitter.com/RubTR1kasJ

- Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) November 12, 2015

Via io9.

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