Challengers of the Unknown by Jack Kirby

Challengers of the Unknown by Jack Kirby

by Jack Kirby
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Challengers of the Unknown by Jack Kirby by Jack Kirby

From the late 1950s, these are the original tales of four death-defying adventurers and their impossible, unimaginable exploits. After surviving the crash of a small aircraft, test pilot Ace Morgan, daredevil Red Ryan, heavyweight boxing champ Rocky Davis and marine scientist Professor Haley unite as The Challengers of The Unknown. Their mission: to explore the unexplainable for the good of mankind. This beautiful hardcover edition tells the earliest adventurers of these four adventurers as they encounter powerful aliens, deadly robots, and creatures of unknown origins, including a mysterious "star stone" that bestows super-powers, a space circus, monsters from space, a planet populated by robots and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401234744
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 06/26/2012
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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 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 DEOMON and KAMANDI.  Kirby continued working and innovating in comics until his death in 1994.

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Challengers of the Unknown by Jack Kirby 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Indigo_Larson More than 1 year ago
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.
SpeaksWithStone More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish I could read this on the Nook iPad App.
felixcanis More than 1 year ago
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.