A Jack Kirby homage by Bruce Timm and letterer Todd Klein is the cover to this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego Souvenir Book. The late Kirby would have turned 100 this year, and SDCC is helping celebrate that with this Souvenir book, as well as several panels at this year’s event. Timm and Klein’s cover is a homage to Kirby’s Superman’s Pal: Jimmy Olsen #141 cover, which featured comedian Don Rickles.
The Souvenir Book will be the convention’s largest ever, coming in at 272 pages. The book will have an extended section on Jack Kirby, as well as one on Will Eisner’s centennial, the 75th anniversary of Crime Does Not Pay, the 50th anniversaries of Batgirl and Marvel’s Captain Marvel, and the 25th anniversaries of Image Comics and Batman: The Animated Series.
The book will be free to all SDCC attendees while supplies last.