Thursday, 3 January 2008

Superman meets the counterculture

I'm reading some stuff by that nice man Mr Kirby. Not the gubbins he did for Marvel, but the bonkers nonsense he produced after defecting to DC in 1970.

I heartily recommend Jimmy Olsen Adventures by Jack Kirby. The great man was in his 50s by the time he started knocking this stuff up on his drawing board, but you would think it had been written and drawn by a 20 year old hippie. Like, far out man...

I'd love to have seen what Jimmy Olsen fans made of his debut on the series. I mean look at this (click it to inflate the Kirby magic)...

Whether it was scotch, LSD or Jefferson Airplane, you can't tell me that Jack wasn't dabbling in something naughty when he produced this stuff.

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