Stuf Said Reissued With New Material
TwoMorrows Publishing put out a special book-length version of the Jack Kirby Collector #75 at the beginning of the year. It was called Kirby & Lee: Stuf’ Said, and it’s a chronological examination of what they (and others, including Wally Wood, Steve Ditko, and “wives Joan Lee and Roz Kirby”) said about the beginnings of the Marvel Universe. (KC reviewed it here.) Here’s author John Morrow talking about his goals for the project.
The book was, according to TwoMorrows, “the quickest sell-out in [their] history”, so they went back to press. This reprint is an expanded second edition, however, because they made corrections and added 16 new pages. Some of the new material briefly covers Stan Lee’s passing, which happened days after the first printing. The rest is
augmented with copious additional comments by Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko, more details and Lee and Kirby’s clash over the origin of Galactus, and a remarkable find that explains why Kirby decided to bitingly parody Stan Lee as “Funky Flashman” in his Mister Miracle comics series.
It’s a bit awkward for customers who bought up the first book for a new printing to come out so quickly with such improvements, but I can’t blame a historically focused publisher for wanting to add new, relevant material when it becomes available. And sometimes someone won’t know to make something known until the book is out, they see it, and think “hang on, that’s not complete” or “oh, I know more about that”.
The new edition can be reordered now through your local comic shop with Diamond code DEC19 1939 at a cover price of $26.95. (The publisher provided a review copy.)