STAFF PICKS :: JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS TP VOL 04 :: DECEMBER 05, 2012

December 4, 2012 at 9:35 am By:

ANDY’S PICK :: JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS TP VOL 04: The final volume of this essential collection completes the series Jack Kirby developed  in the early ’70s when he was (arguably) at his creative height.  This very affordable paper back edition collects the final issues of his “4th World ” series–The New Gods #11 Forever People #11 and Mister Miracle #10-18.  The series were all cancelled before Kirby could complete the saga.  This inexpensive edition includes the two attempts to wrap the story lines up– ”Even Gods Must Die” from The New Gods vol. 2, #6; and the one-shot ”On the Road to Armagetto!” along with the full length DC Graphic novel #4 ”The Hunger Dogs”;  The intro by Mark Evanier–Kirby Biographer and assistant at the time of the comics original publication.  Evanier goes into detail about the series historical context and this sad tale alone is worth the cover price.  More importantly, along with the insightful look into the economics of comic publishing in the seventies, you also get over 400 pages of exuberant Kirby art and story.   This is a corner-stone of any comics library and a heck of a lot of fun to read and re-read.  Enjoy!
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