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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
6.630 in W | 10.180 in H | 0.940 in T | 1.260 lb Wt
168mm W | 259mm H | 24mm T | 572g 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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The Mighty Thor - Volume 1 Omnibus by Lee, Stan
1/26/2011, 9780785149736, $99.99, Hardcover, Comics & Graphic Novels
The Boy Commandos by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby Vol. 1 by Simon, Joe
11/30/2010, 9781401229214, $49.99, Hardcover, Comics & Graphic Novels
Kamandi, The Last Boy On Earth Omnibus Vol. 1 by Kirby, Jack
10/4/2011, 9781401232337, $49.99, Hardcover, Comics & Graphic Novels
Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 1 by Kirby, Jack
12/6/2011, 9781401232412, $39.99, Trade Paperback, Comics & Graphic Novels
The Simon and Kirby Library: Crime by Simon, Joe
11/1/2011, 9781848569607, $49.95, Hardcover, Comics & Graphic Novels
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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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1. Written, illustrated and created by Jack Kirby, one of the most celebrated names in American comic books, whose other works included the creation of characters such as Captain America, the X-Men, Avengers and many more of the concepts and techniques that define Super Hero comics today.

2. Kirby’s creations have been translated into hit movies including the X-MEN, FANTASTIC FOUR and HULK franchises.

3. Jack “King” Kirby is considered the single most influential comic book artist of all time.

4. Kirby’s creation, THE NEW GODS has gained cult status since its original publication and these characters are prominently featured in DC’s COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS, a 52-part series leading into DC’s biggest comic publishing initiative of 2008, FINAL CRISIS, as well as DEATH OF THE NEW GODS written & illustrated by legendary comic creator Jim Starlin.


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