New Gods #8 - Jack Kirby art, cover & reprint

New Gods v1 #8 dc bronze age comic book cover art by Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
New Gods v1 #8, 1972 - Kaliban the Cruel heaps destruction upon the city, hoping to lure Orion in a fight to the death. One dedicated police officer confronts the super-villain, putting his life on the line. Jack Kirby's cover is a bit cramped for my taste, lacking a clear focus point on a single character. Regardless, the artist continues his impressive run with the aid of inker Mike Royer. The ensuing fight between Orion and Kaliban is drawn with a ferocity few otahers could match. Perhaps most memorable, though, is Kirby's splash page of the New Gods' arrival (page 6) and their quiet observation of a young couple. This story was later reprinted in New Gods v2 #4. Like previous issues, the book ends with a back-up tale (Tales of the Young Gods) and a golden age reprint (Manhunter from Adventure Comics). This is number 8 of 11 New Gods issues with Kirby art and/or covers.
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Kirby cover pencils (Mike Royer inks) = ***
"The Death Wish of Terrible Turpin"
Kirby story pencils (Mike Royer inks) 23 pages = ****
"Beat the Black Racer" Kirby story pencils (Vince Colletta inks) 3 pages = **

New Gods v1 #8 dc bronze age comic book page art by Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
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