Saturday, August 19, 2017

100 Days Of The King - Day 91





Above are four of Jack Kirby's most evil characters. Darksied, Maximus, Loki, and Doctor Doom -- a gallery of fiends if ever there was one. These portraits capture the cold cruel essence of each. The grim confidence of Darkseid, the gleam of madness of Maximus, the leer of command of Loki, and the bored but deadly ennui of Doom all send a shiver.

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  1. These are fantastic. I love how individual and characterful they are.

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    1. I second the motion. That was the first thing I noticed was how distinct each one was from the other.

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    2. Very distinctive and recognizable, but there's a coldness in the eyes of all of them, the essence of what I imagine Kirby considered the real evidence of evil, the lack of empathy for others. A lesson for our times indeed.

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