New Gods #1 - Jack Kirby art & cover

New Gods v1 #1 dc bronze age comic book cover art by Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
New Gods v1 #1, 1971 - With this title, Jack Kirby begins his ambitious Fourth World saga for DC. Orion, Lightray, Highfather and Metron make their first appearances as the New Gods. Readers get their first glimpse of the peaceful idyllic world of New Genesis and its evil counterpart Apokolips. Kirby combines mythology and technology in this saga of two opposing forces. His artwork is bold and enthusiastic, despite Vince Colletta's mediocre inking. Four full splash pages (including the one shown above) and other scenes convey his renewed vigor for the medium. Darkseid, Kirby's quintessential villain, appears toward the end of the book. This story was later reprinted in New Gods v2 #1. This is number 1 of 11 New Gods issues with Kirby art and/or covers.
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Kirby cover pencils (Vince Colletta inks) = ***
"Orion Fights for Earth" Kirby story pencils
(Vince Colletta inks) 20 pages = ***

Jack Kirby DC 1970s bronze age comic book page art, New Gods v1 #1
Jack Kirby
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1 comment:

  1. New Gods #1 was the best issue in terms of powerful Kirby artwork. The illustration quality seemed to drop off after the first few issues, showing the jarring difference between Vince Colletta and Mike Royer who seemed to blob on the ink.