Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Jan 22, 2014 21:13:30 GMT -6
Jack Kirby‘s Captain Victory And The Galactic Rangers are returning to comic book shops this July thanks to Dynamite Entertainment. Written by Joe Casey – with Farel Dalrymple, Ilises Farinas, Michel Fiffe, Nathan Fox, Jim Mahood, Benjamin Marra, Jim Rugg and Connor Willumsen.
Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Jan 29, 2014 0:10:39 GMT -6
Writer Joe Casey will be working with a bunch of different artists on the Jack Kirby Captain Victory concept in the form of a series for Dynamite.
The series will start this summer, and the artists listed are Farel Dalrymple, Ulises Farinas, Michel Fiffe, Nathan Fox, Jim Mahfood, Benajmin Marr, Jim Rugg and Connor Willumsen .
This will be the second series from Nick Barrucci's company -- they did on in 2011-2012 featuring a number of artists working with the writer Sterling Gates.
This one would seem to have a more significant creative pedigree coming into the work: Casey's done good work with Kirby concepts and Kirby-like concepts at various points in his career, and all of those artists have made intriguing work and most are kind of open, enthusiastic fans of Kirby.
The Captain Victory material was originally published by Pacific Comics -- Topps had the license for for several years and did some re-publishing.
While it may be best known in comics history for the fact that Jack Kirby's name being affiliated with one of the smaller publishers was one way that New York establishment publishing woke up to the fact that these might be companies to which they should pay attention, that material like of Kirby's work is filled with fun, workable concepts that would seem to have a lot of life in them for other creators.