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Tales of the New Gods Paperback – 21 Mar 2008


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Channeling The King 29 Jan. 2008
By Babytoxie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In the minds of many, the Fourth World Saga is the greatest achievement of the legendary Jack Kirby. Sure, the Fantastic Four and Thor were great, but they couldn't truly be called "his" (well, depending on who you believe). The Fourth World, however, was pure Kirby - written AND illustrated. DC has done a decent job with their recent reprinting of the entire classic saga of the New Gods, and now they have followed it with a trade collection of related stories by other writers and artists from various sources.

This trade contains Mr. Miracle Special #1, plus shorter stories from Jack Kirby's Fourth World #2 - 20 and Orion #3 - 4, 6 - 8, 10, 12, 15, & 18 - 19. For the most part, these are prequels to Kirby's original works, containing early adventures of the New Gods. There are a few duds, but most fit very well with Kirby's vision. See the origins of Darkseid and Kanto, the early adventures of Scott Free, and even the birth of Orion! The impressive talent list includes Mark Evanier, John Byrne, Walt Simonson, Jeph Loeb, Mark Millar, Steve Rude, Frank Miller, Dave Gibbons, Arthur Adams, Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Eddie Campbell, and Steve Ditko. In the immortal words of The King: "Don't ask, just buy it!"
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful additions to the 4th world mythos! 8 Mar. 2008
By Dustin Abell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Having just recently finished the first 3 volumes of the Jack Kirby 4th world omnibus, I had a craving for more, John Byrne and Walt Simonson, being two of my favorite comic book creator's, made picking up this trade an easy choice. Granted these short stories were meant to expand upon the stories presented in the lead features of the books they appeared in, but even standing by themselves they are just super fun looks at the characters of New Genisis and Apokolips. Come on DC, trade up the whole darn Byrne and Simonson run, it was really that good, and deserves the treatment. In the meantime this collection and the previously released Orion trade that includes the first 5 issues by Walt are both enthusiastically recommended for any fan that enjoys truly cosmic scale action adventure without all the dreary angst of most of today's comics.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I just thought that the new gods were so appropriate then and now. 3 Jun. 2013
By RobJ - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
It made me believe that there was someone that cared and they were fighting for us all... New Genesis rules!
12 of 63 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars EXTREMELY MISLEADING! 7 Feb. 2008
By Mervin K. Johnson II - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
When Amazon sent me an email saying that I might be interested in this because I've bought Frank Miller's works before, I was interested and pre-ordered a copy. But Frank Miller was NOT involved with this! Nor was Jim Lee! This is a collection of several older comics by several different artist and writers. I saw NO trace of either Frank Miller or Jim Lee in this comic, which was pretty much my whole reason for buying the book. There wasn't even much Mother Box shots (I like those things, they're neat).

I give my low review rating ONLY because it was extremely misleading and not what I wanted. I haven't actually read too many of the stories inside.

So if you're just a fan of the New Gods or Mr. Miracle, this book would be for you. But if you want to buy it for Frank Miller, or Jim Lee, you will be extremely disappointed like I am.
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