NEW GODS #1 (Feb 1971) 8.0 VF JACK KIRBY's Amazing Fourth World Saga Begins!..
JACK KIRBY's arrival at DC was the biggest comics news of 1970! I remember the excitement and speculation about just what he would do with the established DC characters . . . or new ones born of his limitless imagination! Here is his debut issue of NEW ... Read More
- Series Name
- THE NEW GODS
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- DC Comics
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- New Gods
- 8.0 VF
Item DescriptionJACK KIRBY's arrival at DC was the biggest comics news of 1970! I remember the excitement and speculation about just what he would do with the established DC characters . . . or new ones born of his limitless imagination! Here is his debut issue of NEW GODS, and the beginning of Kirby's amazing 'FOURTH WORLD' magnum opus!
The New Gods were natives of the twin planets of New Genesis and Apokolips. New Genesis was an idyllic planet filled with unspoiled forests, mountains, and rivers that is ruled by the benevolent Highfather, while Apokolips is a nightmarish, polluted, and ruined dystopia filled with machinery and fire pits that is ruled by the tyrannical Darkseid.
_New Gods_ #1 marks the first appearance of Orion, Highfather, and Metron, among others. The opening sequence alludes to the presence of the "Old Gods" and the "New Gods". Simultaneously published during this time were the _Forever People_ and _Mister Miracle_ series, also written and drawn by Kirby.
In the story "ORION Fights for Earth!", dreamed-up, written and illustrated by Kirby, ages ago good and evil gods alike perish in the destruction of the home of the old gods. Now Orion, wielder of the Astro Force, is summoned to New Genesis by High-Father. Joined by Metron, they learn the task set for Orion by the Source. Orion is sent to Apokolips, New Genesis' opposite, where he learns that Darkseid, its ruler, is on Earth preparing to conquer it. Orion frees Lanza, Shane, Lincoln, and Lockman and flees to Earth. Orion's task is to stop Darkseid, who plans to mind-scan every human on Earth until he finds the one whose mind holds the secret of the coveted Anti-Life Equation.
Just mind-boggling creativity throughout!
This is a great-looking copy of one of the foundational issues of Kirby's 'Fourth World' saga. The binding is strong, the pages are supple and bright, there are no splits, tears, separations, or pieces missing - a terrific part of any Kirby collection! Overstreet values this issue in this 8.0 VF condition at $64 . . . but we're offering it for $58, along with our L•O•W shipping!
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