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Friday, 8 March 2013
FOREVER IS A LONG, LONG TIME...
Following on from the KIRBY-fest of OMAC art in the previous post, we now continue with every single cover to DC COMICS' 1970s title The FOREVER PEOPLE. Unfortunately, there was nothing 'forever' about the comic, which lasted only 11 issues before being blasted through a BOOM TUBE into oblivion.
Although I eventually grew to enjoy most of Kirby's DC mags, I initially resisted buying them because they just seemed out of step somehow. The characters were rather dull-looking and didn't much appeal to me (the BLACK RACER, anyone?), lacking the visual inspiration and impact of Jack's work over at MARVEL.
They'd probably have worked better as supporting characters, as none of them - with the exception of MISTER MIRACLE - were really strong enough to carry their own mags, a fact which the comic-buying public of the time seemed to be in agreement with - as witnessed by the relatively rapid cancellation of the FOURTH WORLD series before it could be fully developed.
But that was 'yesterday'; today, we look at Jack 'King' Kirby's brave attempt to create new worlds for Marvel's 'Distinguished Competition'. Alas, his efforts were considered failures back in the day, but echoes still reverberate down through the years and will probably do so for some time to come. That's probably as close to 'forever' as anyone can hope to expect.
Posted by Kid at Friday, March 08, 2013