Following on from yesterday's KIRBY-fest of OMAC art, we continue
today with all the covers to DC COMICS' THE FOREVER PEOPLE.
Unfortunately, there was nothing 'forever' about the comic, which lasted
only eleven issues before being blasted through a BOOM TUBE into
Although I eventually grew to enjoy most of Kirby's DC mags, I initially
resisted buying them because they just seemed out of step somehow.
The characters were rather dull-looking and didn't much appeal to me
(the BLACK RACER, anyone?), lacking the visual inspiration and
impact of Jack's work over at MARVEL.
I'm sure they'd have worked better as supporting characters, but
with the exception of MISTER MIRACLE, I don't think any of them were
strong enough to carry their own mags, a fact which the comic-buying
public of the time seemed to be in agreement with - as witnessed by
the cancellation of the FOURTH WORLD series before very long.
Anyway, that was 'yesterday'; today, we enjoy Jack Kirby's brave
attempt to create new worlds for Marvel's 'Distinguished Competition'.
Alas, his efforts were considered failures back in the day, but echoes
still reverberate down through the years and will probably do so for
quite some time to come. That's probably as close to 'forever' as
anyone can hope to expect.