The Prisoner Jack Kirby Gil Kane Art Edition
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Drawn by two of the true great comic book legends, Jack Kirby and Gil Kane, this is a facsimile collection of a ‘long-lost’, unpublished legendary comic book based on the cult classic 1967 British TV show, The Prisoner, co-created, written, directed and starring Patrick McGoohan (Scanners, Braveheart).
This giagantic book (size-wise, not page count-wise) is a stunning showcase for two of the greatest comic book legends: Jack “The King” Kirby and Gil Kane. This art-sized hardcover book collects long-lost pages by Kirby and Kane, never before published, based on the cult classic 1967 British TV show, The Prisoner. The art is printed original size, which means the book is nearly a foot-and-half tall and over a foot wide. The high-quality reproduction makes it seem like you’re looking directly at the original artwork.
It also contains facsimiles of the original script by Steve Englehart, and bonus features and creator bios written by Englehart and Bob Wayne. Unlike some of the other “Artist Edition” type books, this volume contains work that was not previously published. Save for a few sample pages published in fan magazines, this is all-new stuff for most readers. In the mid-1970s Marvel Comics made two aborted attempts to adapt the British cult hit TV Show, The Prisoner, into comics and they’ve remained unseen until now.
The first attempt, written and drawn by the legendary Jack Kirby, was abandoned before the book was even finished. Some of the art in this book is complete, with inks by Mike Royer, while the rest of Kirby’s story is printed directly from his original pencils.