Super Powers by Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby (Author)
DescriptionFollowing the unprecedented achievements of his Fourth World titles, Jack Kirby returned to the DC Universe in 1984 for two special miniseries celebrating Kenner's new DC-themed Super Powers toy line. Together with such creative collaborators as Joey Cavalieri, Adrian Gonzales and Paul Kupperberg, Kirby revisited all of DC's greatest heroes and villains in the pages of SUPER POWERS, and launched them through time and space into the kind of cosmic adventure that only the King of Comics could deliver Jack 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 Revisit this bygone era--and thrill to the imaginative power of one of the medium's greatest masters--in SUPER POWERS BY JACK KIRBY, collecting both of the dimension-spanning sagas that capped off the King's triumphant tenure at DC.
January 23, 2018
6.6 X 0.6 X 10.1 inches | 1.7 pounds
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About the Author
A true giant in the world of comics, Jack "The King" Kirby began his comics career in 1937 at the age of 20. During comics' Golden Age, Kirby (along with his partner Joe Simon) drew and/or created innumerable features, including Captain America, the Young Allies, the Sandman, the Newsboy Legion and Manhunter. During the 1950s, Kirby and Simon continued to pour out stories and concepts, including The Fighting American for Crestwood and Boys' Ranch for Harvey, as well as creating the romance comics genre with their groundbreaking title Young Romance for Prize Comics. In 1961, the first issue of Marvel Comics' The Fantastic Four--a collaboration between Kirby and Marvel editor-in-chief Stan Lee--cemented Kirby's reputation as comics' preeminent creator. Throughout the 1960s, Kirby and Lee laid the groundwork for the Marvel Universe that flourishes to this day. Kirby returned to DC in 1971 with his classic "Fourth World Trilogy"--THE NEW GODS, MISTER MIRACLE and THE FOREVER PEOPLE--which was followed by THE DEMON, OMAC and KAMANDI. After a brief return to Marvel in the mid-1970s (during which time he created the Eternals), Kirby shifted his attention to the animation industry, where he worked until his retirement in 1987. That same year he joined Will Eisner and Carl Barks as the first inductees into the Eisner Awards Hall of Fame. Jack Kirby passed away in 1994.