This is the Limited Hardcover Edition with 16 bonus art pages not in the softcover--reproducing a portfolio of color illustrations by Kirby of "Deities". The hardcover sold out before the release date. Both editions are out of print.
From the publisher:
100 Top Creators Celebrate Jack Kirby's Greatest Work.
The party starts here! TwoMorrows and the Jack Kirby Collector magazine celebrate Jack Kirby's 100th birthday in style with the release of KIRBY100, a full-color visual holiday for the King of comics! It features an all-star line-up of 100 comics pros who critique key images from Kirby's 50-year career, admiring his page layouts, dramatics, and storytelling skills, and lovingly reminiscing about their favorite characters and stories. Featured are Bruce Timm, Alex Ross, Drew Friedman, Walter Simonson, John Byrne, Joe Sinnott, Steve Rude, Adam Hughes, Wendy Pini, John Romita Sr., Dave Gibbons, P. Craig Russell, and dozens more of the top names in comics. Their essays serve to honor Jack's place in comics history, and prove (as if there's any doubt) that Kirby is King! This double-length book is edited by John Morrow and Jon B. Cooke, with a Kirby cover inked by Mike Royer.
Featured artists: Michael Allred Rick Altergott Brent Anderson John Backderf Kyle Baker Allen Bellman Simon Bisley Steve Bissette Bill Black Dan Brereton Rich Buckler Bob Budiansky Bob Burden Sal Buscema John Byrne Giorgio Comolo Paris Cullins Alan Davis Evan Dorkin Jan Duursema Kevin Eastman Drew Friedman Cliff Galbraith Dave Gibbons Keith Giffen Michael T. Gilbert Al Gordon Larry Hama Dean Haspiel Fred Hembeck Rick Hoberg John Holmstrom Richard Howell Adam Hughes Kelley Jones Dan Jurgens Paul Karasik Peter Kuper Ladronn Erik Larsen Batton Lash Garry Leach John Paul Leon Joseph Michael Linsner David Lloyd Tom Mandrake Brendan McCarthy Scott McCloud Bob McLeod Will Meugniot Al Milgrom Steve Mitchell Terry Moore Bill Morrison Dean Motter Glen Murakami Rudy Nebres Dustin Nguyen Graham Nolan Michael Avon Oeming Jerry Ordway Rick Parker Wendy Pini Ed Piskor Peter Poplaski Carl Potts George Pratt Paul Rivoche John Romita Sr. Alex Ross Mike Royer Steve Rude Mark Schultz Tom Scioli Marie Severin Scott Shaw! Bill Sienkiewicz Dave Sim Walter Simonson Joe Sinnott Paul Smith Jim Starlin Joe Staton Ken Steacy William Stout Philip Tan Bruce Timm Jim Valentino Rick Veitch José Villarrubia Trevor Von Eeden Mike Vosburg Alan Weiss Shannon Wheeler Barry Windsor-Smith Jim Woodring John Workman William Wray Thomas Yeates Craig Yoe Jeff Zapata
This came from the collection of Steve Sherman, a writer,artist, puppet-maker, puppet-performer, and avid collector. Steve worked as Jack Kirby's assistant, at Filmation, and Sid and Marty Krofft, before forming his own company Puppet Studio in 1984 contributing to "Pee-Wee's Playhouse", "Men in Black 1 & 2", "Mighty Joe Young", "Muppets" and numerous other TV series and feature films.