The PopCult Bookshelf
Jack Kirby, of course, is the legendary creator of Captain America (with Joe Simon), The Fantastic Four, The X Men, Thor, The Avengers and most of Marvel Comics (with Stan Lee) and The New Gods, Kamandi, The Demon, The Eternals and Devil Dinosaur. His work is historic and influential, and is the epitome of what an action-oriented comic book should be.
Which makes examining one of his lesser works so fascinating. On its surface it seems to be a typical science-fiction superhero comic book, loaded with action and explosions and lots of Kirby’s trademark mayhem and monsters. But when you look at it closer, it’s filled with the seeds of a million ideas, amazing storytelling potential, concepts appearing ahead of their time and Kirby’s personal philosophies.