Monday, December 9, 2013

New Gods #6 - Jack Kirby art, cover & reprints

New Gods v1 #6 dc bronze age comic book cover art by Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
New Gods v1 #6, 1971 - Lightray and Orion lure back the massive sea creature that's been destroying massive ships. In doing so, they also force a final confrontation with the grotesque Deep Six. Jack Kirby's drawings abound with movement and excitement, and not just the four splash pages. On a double-page spread, a merchant ship is violently torn apart by the leviathan, starting a oceanwide rampage. The following title page captures the aftermath, as a handful of victms witness Orion's emergence from water (see interior page below). With this breathtaking issue (and with the help of inker Mike Royer), Kirby delivers his most accomplished New Gods issue yet. Rounding out the issue are reprints from Adventure Comics #75 (Manhunter) and Real Fact Comics. "The Glory Boat" was later reprinted in New Gods v2 #3. This is number 6 of 11 New Gods issues with Kirby art and/or covers.
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Kirby cover pencils (Mike Royer inks) = ***
"The Glory Boat"
Kirby story pencils (Mike Royer inks) 26 pages = *****
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Jack Kirby
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  1. Thanks for posting. "The Glory Boat" must be one of Kirby's finest, most well-regarded stories, and deservedly so.

  2. I always thought much of the Kirby bronze age DC work was overshadowed by his late 1960s Fantastic Four issues. I hope to make people more aware that he did equally good work elsewhere. Thanks for commenting,