Monday, September 2, 2013

Omac #1 - Jack Kirby art & cover

Omac v1 #1 dc bronze age comic book cover art by Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
Omac v1 #1, 1974 - The last of Jack Kirby's Fourth World titles, the One Man Army Corps makes his first appearance. The cover is starkly minimal, emphasizing typography over background. Oddly enough, the image of a girl in a box seems disturbing without proper context. Inside, Kirby tells of Buddy Blank, an ordinary employee of a future corporation, suddenly chosen to be a super-hero. The artist follows the opening splash with a powerful two page spread of Omac in command. All in all, Kirby's pencils mesh seamlessly with Mike Royer's inks. This is number 1 of 8 Omac issues with Kirby art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Kirby or Omac issues. See also this blog's Kirby checklist.
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Kirby cover pencils (Mike Royer inks) = **
"Brother Eye and Buddy Blank" Kirby story pencils
(Mike Royer inks) 20 pages = ***
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Omac v1 #1 dc bronze age comic book page art by Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
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The Sandman v1 #6 dc bronze age comic book cover art by Jack Kirby, Wally Wood
Sandman #6
Chamber of Dark. #5
Battle #64

1 comment:

  1. I loved Omac! With its sci-fi setting, Kirby's increasingly off-the-wall ideas fit much better here than in, say, his Captain America work in the mid-70s. And gave him a chance to show off some wild artwork, as well.