Casey, Farinas, Dalrymple, collection of other artists relaunching Jack Kirby comic ‘Captain Victory’
I say New Gods, yes! Joe Casey and a fucking squadron of Beast Mode artists are intent on relaunching a Jack Kirby classic for Dynamite Entertainment. I’ve never checked out the Kirby original, but jeepers is this endeavor stacked with talent. As Lenny Descartes says in Django The Slaver Slayer, “first I was eating pineapple, but now I’m excited.”
One of Jack Kirby‘s most celebrated (if short-lived) post-DC creations is once again getting an all-star treatment from its latest publishing home at Dynamite Entertainment. Coming this July is a new Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers series from writer Joe Casey and an army of artists including Farel Dalrymple, Ulises Farinas, Michel Fiffe, Nathan Fox, Jim Mahfood, Benajmin Marr, Jim Rugg and Connor Willumsen.
“Joe’s vision is incredible, and the creators he’s bringing to the table really does take the series to the next level,” wrote Dynamite Publisher Nick Barrucci in an official press release.
The new series follows Dynamite’s six-issue 2011-2012 Kirby: Genesis – Captain Victory series by writer Sterling Gates and artists Wagner Reis, Steve Scott, Dennis Calero and Joe St. Pierre. The two books won’t be connected continuity-wise, but the new series will similarly feature the same New Gods-style characters and concepts introduced by Kirby in his original 14 comic book issues published by Pacific Comics and later by Topps circa 1981-1984 and 1994, respectively.