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Wednesday, 10 August 2016
INFINITY MAN & THE FOREVER PEOPLE COVER GALLERY...
Y'know, back in the 1970s, I always felt that JACK ('King') KIRBY had shoehorned INFINITY MAN into The FOREVER PEOPLE mag. It seemed like a concept from another comic that didn't quite fit; after all, could any other group of young (or any age for that matter) 'gods' from NEW GENESIS swap places with a super-powered individual? If I recall correctly, he only appeared a couple of times, as if Jack didn't really know quite what to do with him.
It seems that the team behind this revival didn't know quite what to do with any of the characters, as it petered out after only nine completely unsatisfying issues. I'd looked forward to this series, and liked the art in the first couple of mags, but the story failed to hold my interest. Changing SERAFIN into a female was a pointless exercise. Why use characters and concepts created by the 'King' and then change them? The only thing I can remember about the whole shebang is that it was utterly unmemorable.
So, in retrospect, I can't really recommend the mag, other than as an example of how not to handle the 'FOURTH WORLD' universe of Jack Kirby. However, let's overlook its failings and peruse the full set of covers anyway. After all, now that you're here, I've gotta give you something to look at. Comments welcome!
Posted by Kid at Wednesday, August 10, 2016