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Jack Kirby reinvented the superhero genre with his sprawling saga of the Fourth World—a bold storytelling vision that was decades ahead of its time. In honor of this extraordinary talent’s centennial, DC Comics is proud to re-present the groundbreaking work of the King of Comics in a brand-new series of trade paperback editions collecting his classic DC titles in all their four-color glory!
After walking away from a seemingly un-survivable plane crash, test pilot Ace Morgan, mountain climber Red Ryan, heavyweight boxing champ Rocky Davis and underwater explorer Prof Haley make a pact to continue defying death and seeking out mystery around the world. Their motto is “Dare Anything,” and their assignments are the most unusual and incredible tasks ever encountered! There is no danger that they fear, or risk that they will not accept! They call themselves…the Challengers of the Unknown!
Discover some of comics’ most daring writing and dynamic art—and thrill to the imaginative power of one of the medium’s greatest masters—in CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN BY JACK KIRBY, collecting all of the King’s stories from SHOWCASE #6-7 and 11-12 and CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #1-8, accompanied by illuminating essays from former DC editor Paul Kupperberg and acclaimed Kirby historian John Morrow.
|Product dimensions:||6.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
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Jack Kirby proves once again why he was the King of comics. Created prior to his Marvel Age work with Stan Lee, Jack created the Challengers of the Unknown a interesting mix of Monster genre, sci-fi and adventuring that instils a small window of his deep imagination. Fans of the Fantastic Four, good comics and Jack Kirby should pick up this book. Not a super-hero book that the lead characters wear tights, but has that heroic style and just classic story-telling.
These stories are classic in that they provide a ton of ideas and imagination in very short stories. These stories don't dwell on all the possible ramifications but fnatastically set your mind to considering them yourself. I loved these as a kid and both of my sons love them now.
Wish I could read this on the Nook iPad App.
I have the NOOK version, and it lacks nothing. It looks great on the Nook. But besides that, this Kirby edition of Challengers of the Unknown is nothing but fantastic. It shows Kirby's imagination, and the artwork is like a Kirby primer. There were very few people better at depicting action than Kirby, and no one (besides, maybe, Steve Ditko) could portray strange worlds and alien beings better. This is the good stuff, straight up. This Challengers collection gets a 5 star from me, and I don't give those out a lot.