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Tuesday, July 09, 2019

New "Jack Kirby" Films



Hundreds of 1980's illustrations from "Captain America" co-creator Jack "King" Kirby, intended for Ruby-Spears Productions cartoon series/toy lines, continue to be developed into new film projects, according to Ruby-Spears studio founders Joe Ruby, Ken Spears, Sid and Marty Krofft:


The numerous genre projects Kirby left behind include "Roxie’s Raiders"...


...a pulp-inspired adventure about a female animal trainer and her team of circus performers who are highly trained spies...


..."Golden Shield", about an ancient Mayan hero seeking to save earth in the present day...


..."The Gargoids", following scientists who gain superpowers after being infected by an alien virus...


..."The Bad Guys" and a whole lot more...


Ruby-Spears company's credits include animated series "Fangface", "Goldie Gold", "Action Jack", "The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show"...


..."Thundarr the Barbarian", "Rubik", "Alvin and the Chipmunks" (1983), "Mister T", "Sectaurs", "The Centurions", "Superman" (1988), "Police Academy" and "Mega Man".


"My Dad always spoke well of Ruby-Spears, and that they treated him fairly", said Jack's daughter Lisa Kirby, reflecting on the years that Jack worked for both Marvel and DC Comics, under a 'work-for-hire' clause, making him ineligible to own the copyright in his own works.


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