Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Pacific Comics burst onto the comics scene with the power of Jack Kirby's Captain Victory series. Captain Victory is being revived it seems by Dynamite Comics. I'm pretty cool to this revival based on what I've read.
I'm sure the comics written by Kurt Busiek and with art led by Alex Ross will be handsome comics, but I know they will not have the rockem' sockem' zest that the originals possessed. Only Kirby could deliver that.
Here's a link with the story of Pacific Comics and how Jack "King" Kirby helped launch the direct sales market with this project. Here's a peek.
"Kirby had a partially drawn project called "Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers," originally the storyboard to a proposed screenplay and then planned as a book-length graphic novel with no publisher in mind. The artist was happy to let the Schaneses break up his story line into chapters -- with Pacific staffers and freelancers inking and coloring the artwork to present Captain Victory as a bimonthly comic-book serial."