Return Of The King


Nothing can get me off my big, fat, non-blogging butt faster than the 97th anniversary of Jack “King” Kirby’s birth!

To celebrate, here’s a classic tale written and drawn by The King himself from Harvey’s post-Code science-fiction anthology, Alarming Tales. Entitled “Forbidden Journey,” the main character of the tale embodies the adventurous spirit that typified Kirby’s own career over the decades.

The story originally appeared in Alarming Tales #4 (Harvey Comics, March 1958).






The last panel just seems to sum up everything regarding Jack Kirby and his contributions to comics and culture in general. We are all in his debt.

If you would like to own higher quality reprints of Kirby’s (and Joe Simon’s) science-fiction work with Harvey and other publishers, pick up the beautiful hardcover collection issued in 2013 by Titan Books,  The Simon And Kirby Library: Science Fiction ASAP!

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