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July 15, 2007

General Impressions on the Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus

Filed under: Blurbs — Pedro Tejeda @ 10:13 am

This was good.

I just finished reading the Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus and I had some thoughts that I wanted to share before I put up a review later this week.

  • Okay, I am a moron for not realizing that Scott Free’s name was such an obvious pun. I don’t know why I just picked it up.
  • Jack Kirby does not front on the covers. If it’s on the cover, it’s gonna happen in the book. Kirby delivers.
  • Flippa dippa is annoying. He never stops talking about water. His every appearance causes me to fear the moment where he reminds us that swimming is where it’s at.
  • 3 out of the 4 stories end in cliffhangers. Its pretty frustrating to get into a book and have to wait a month for the next issue. To have it occur 3 times and know that the wait is even much longer then normal is downright painful.
  • The Morrison forward really hits home for me. Hearing a professional having a similar experience as me shows how powerful Kirby’s work is. I also really enjoyed Evanier’s afterward. Getting a context of how the work proceeding it came together left me in awe of the fact Kirby was able to do it all. He comes across as sounding like a legend to even those who were close enough to know who he truly was.
  • Everyone from John Byrne to Chris, love the newsprint. To them its fitting that the work be reproduced on its original format. That’s cool and all but Newsprint still feels incredibly cheap and that it will tear easily. After shelling out a good chunk of cash for this book, the last thing I would want is to accidentally rip out a page. I’m scared that it won’t come back in one piece every time I lent it out.

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