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Thursday, July 23, 2015
My Take On... The Zone Show Episode Featuring Jack Kirby!
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: TV Shows

Michael D Hamersky On Comics Presents His Take On...
The Zone Show Episode Featuring Jack Kirby! As Previewed At the 2015 Comic-Con International!

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4039 -   I'm still continuing blogging about items, people, panels, etc. that I saw at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con International.

On Thursday, July 9th at 4:30 PM, in Room 26AB, there was a program / panel on 'The Zone Show:  The Jack Kirby Interview.

You see, In the early 1980s Ray Zone operated a cable access show in Santa Monica, CA. 

It was in October of 1984 that he interviewed Jack Kirby on his show.  To the panelists' knowledge it was broadcast just once in November 1984 to the local Los Angeles audience.  To my knowledge it was just broadcast that one time. Until the 2015 Comic-Con International panel / program.

The episode itself was found in a garage containing Ray's effects after he passed. I understand that it was transformed to digital media before the showing at Comic-Con. So this episode was not seen for over 30 years!

The Zone Show was a cable access show, so the production effects were just a little on the inexpensive side.  The shots of Ray & Jack talking had bizarre artwork around them, and then comic book covers superimposed that had nothing to do with the current topic being discussed.  Although they were Jack's artwork on the covers.

Yet despite the somewhat laffable effects, the stories that Jack told and that Ray listened to were mighty fine to look back on now.  With Jack being gone 21 years ago, this was a pretty good video record of Jack's thoughts on comics and the comics business up to the 1980s.

If you get a chance to view this video or take in the panel at a comic convention near you, you should do it!

Here's the link to the video that I shot of the panel.  Note:  It is just the first eleven minutes of the panel, not the video itself.  Panelists included: Eric Kurland, (3-D Space), Randolph Hoppe (The Jack Kirby Museum),  Lawrence Kaufman (National Stereoscopic Association), and John Morrow (TwoMorrows Publishing) . 

My thanks to those involved that shared this video at Comic-Con!  


~ Michael




NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

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