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Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 4   by Jack Kirby, Jack Kirby (Illustrated by)
On Sale Date: December 11, 2012
9781401237462, 1401237460
$29.99 USD, $35.00 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels \ Superheroes
Sales Restrictions: World except United Kingdom
DC Comics
424 pages
6.6 in W | 10.2 in H | 0.9 in T | 1.3 lb Wt
Status: Out of stock indefinitely
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This fourth and final volume of JACK KIRBY'S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS collects the remaining issues of the classic 1970s series THE NEW GODS, THE FOREVER PEOPLE and MISTER MIRACLE in chronological order as they originally appeared! As our heroes fight Darkseid's many minions while Darkseid himself continues his quest for the Anti-Life Equation, the series come to their end with the wedding of Mister Miracle and Big Barda. Also included in this volume are Kirby's sequel to THE NEW GODS and the graphic novel THE HUNGER DOGS, along with rarely seen Kirby art from DC's WHO'S WHO series, all from the mid-1980s.
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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 Captain America, the Young Allies, the Kid Commandos, Sandman, the Newsboy Legion and Manhunter. 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, Omac and Kamandi. Kirby continued working and innovating in comics until his death in 1994.
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"Future generations will come to see Kirby as an exciting myth-maker whose message was life-affirming."-LOS ANGELES TIMES

"Kirby's work looks even bolder and crazier now than it must have at the time. The combination of science-fiction concepts and psychedelic philosophizing is the work of a man on the far side of middle age (Kirby was 53 when he began it), nurturing an odd faith that the wildly attired younger generation marching in the streets could set the world aright. Grade: A."-THE ONION on JACK KIRBY'S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL. 1

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