He was one of the most gifted artists and most influential storytellers of the 20th century. He pioneered entire genres and co-created whole universes with the stroke of a pencil. He is Jack Kirby, the King of Comics! Now DC celebrates his 100th birthday with this all-star collection of all-new stories from a cast of some of today's greatest creators giving their takes on Jack Kirby's most famous characters! ENTER the dangerous dreamworld of the Sandman, the Master of Nightmares!
BATTLE for control of the mean streets of World War II-era New York City with the Newsboy Legion and the Boy Commandos!
ESCAPE certain death with Shilo "Mister Miracle" Norman as he runs from the clutches of the Black Racer!
FIGHT the crime wave of the century with the masked vigilante called Manhunter!
BURN in the fiery netherworld of Etrigan the Demon!
OVERTHROW cosmic tyranny with Orion and the New Gods!
and TREMBLE before the awesome evil of the Lord of Apokolips himself...Darkseid!
It's all here in the Jack Kirby 100th Celebration Collection, an action-packed tribute to a titan of the field from an army of comics superstars--including Walt Simonson, Keith Giffen, Howard Chaykin, Paul Levitz, Reginald Hudlin, Bill Sienkiewicz, Denys Cowan, Scott Kolins, Shane Davis, Steve Rude, Mark Buckingham, Jon Bogdanove, Sam Humphries, Steve Orlando, Rick Leonardi, Dan Jurgens and Jack "King" Kirby himself!
Collects Darkseid Special #1, The Black Racer and Shilo Norman #1, The New Gods #1, The Newsboy Legion and the Boy Commandos Special #1, The Sandman Special #1 and Manhunter Special #1.
Jack "King" Kirby's comics career began in 1937 and continued for nearly six decades. With partner Joe Simon, Kirby first made his mark in comics in the 1940s by drawing and/or creating numerous features for DC Comics including SANDMAN, THE NEWSBOY LEGION and MANHUNTER, and for Marvel including CAPTAIN AMERICA, THE YOUNG ALLIES and the KID COMMANDOS. As the most valued team in comics, Simon and Kirby went on to create titles and concepts including FIGHTING AMERICAN, BOYS' RANCH and the creation of the romance comics genre. In 1961, the first issue of Marvel's FANTASTIC FOUR cemented Kirby's reputation as comics' preeminent creator, and a slew of famous titles followed that elevated him to legendary status, including INCREDIBLE HULK, AVENGERS and X-MEN. Kirby returned to DC in 1971 with his classic FOURTH WORLD TRILOGY, which was followed by THE DEMON and KAMANDI. Kirby continued working and innovating in comics until his death in 1994.