Everybody and their mother knows Jack Kirby. Well, almost everybody. They may not know the talented artist and creator, but they certainly know his creations (this weekend’s record-shattering box office hit was proof of that).
But did you know in the 1970s, he created a series of titles that would have revived the romance genre in comics? Soul Love would have been a black-and-white comic magazine aimed towards an older, more mature audience. That title would have featured stories with a heavy focus on Black characters.
But the comics industry being what it was back in the 1970s (which, sadly, is how it is in the 2010s), most of the titles planned for that magazine imprint was scrapped by the publisher, DC Comics, before they even got made.
But if you’re curious about how the master of the comic medium would have reinvented romance comics, head over to True Love Comics Tales for a look into a side of comics rarely seen today.
Shout out to Cheryl Eaton of Digital Femme for hotlinking the page first.