New Gods by Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby (Author)
DescriptionJack Kirby reinvented the superhero genre with his sprawling saga of the Fourth World--a bold storytelling vision that was decades ahead of its time. In honor of this extraordinary talent's centennial, DC Comics is proud to re-present the groundbreaking work of the King of Comics in a brand-new series of trade paperback editions collecting his classic DC titles in all their four-color glory! At the heart of the Fourth World is The New Gods, a series whose scale and grandeur have astonished readers for generations. And at the center of Kirby's startlingly original pantheon of larger-than-life characters are two of comics' greatest adversaries: Orion of New Genesis and Darkseid of Apokolips! Ranging across space and time, these implacable foes are locked in a ceaseless struggle to control the fundamental forces of the universe. But this pair are more than mortal enemies--they are also father and son! Raised in exile as a living instrument of peace between Apokolips and New Genesis, Orion swore to uphold the life-affirming values of his adopted world. But the bottomless rage and thirst for combat that course through his veins cannot be extinguished. In the end, will he defeat Darkseid and thwart his quest for the Anti-Life Equation--or will he forsake his vow and seize the ultimate power for himself? See cosmic fury unleashed--and thrill to the imaginative power of one of the medium's greatest masters--in New Gods by Jack Kirby, collecting issues #1-11 of the legendary series together with the King's two concluding tales, "Even Gods Must Die!" and "The Hunger Dogs!"
September 04, 2018
6.6 X 1.0 X 10.1 inches | 1.5 pounds
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About the Author
Jack "King" Kirby's comics career began in 1937 and continued for nearly six decades. With partner Joe Simon, Kirby first made his mark in comics in the 1940s by drawing and/or creating numerous features for DC Comics including SANDMAN, THE NEWSBOY LEGION and MANHUNTER, and for Marvel including CAPTAIN AMERICA, THE YOUNG ALLIES and the KID COMMANDOS. As the most valued team in comics, Simon and Kirby went on to create titles and concepts including FIGHTING AMERICAN, BOYS' RANCH and the creation of the romance comics genre. In 1961, the first issue of Marvel's FANTASTIC FOUR cemented Kirby's reputation as comics' preeminent creator, and a slew of famous titles followed that elevated him to legendary status, including INCREDIBLE HULK, AVENGERS and X-MEN. Kirby returned to DC in 1971 with his classic FOURTH WORLD TRILOGY, which was followed by THE DEMON and KAMANDI. Kirby continued working and innovating in comics until his death in 1994.