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2018 Revival: OMAC Essay

This only went up on the Shelfdust site a week or so back, despite my having written it in… October? November? I can’t even remember at this point. Internet deadlines can be weird, here’s an essay I wrote to accompany … Continue reading

January 16, 2019 Nostalgiaville, Writingthoughts , ,


COMICS, EVERYONE. Seriously, Jack Kirby (with inker, D. Bruce Berry, in this case): This is just amazing. Manhunter is something that Kirby did for one issue, an edition of a series called First Series Special, in the 1970s, and it’s … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 Uncategorized ,

“Planets are SPACESHIPS All”

From Super Powers (Vol. 1) #5, by Jack Kirby (inked by Greg Theakston, letters by Ben Oda and colors by Carl Gafford), 1984.

December 3, 2012 Uncategorized

“Oh, Well. Anything For A Barrel of Laughs…”

– From 2001: A Space Odyssey #2 by Jack Kirby.

November 12, 2012 ,

“Can It Be Some Harbinger of Hope — When Hope Is Almost Gone?”

From 2001: A Space Odyssey by Jack Kirby, 1976.

September 26, 2012 Uncategorized

“If You See A Man, Flash”

From a proposal for Galaxy Green by Jack Kirby, sometime in the 1970s, I think? Seriously, this would’ve been wonderful.

September 13, 2012 Uncategorized ,

Are You Ready For…?

This is apparently a presentation drawing by Jack Kirby used to sell the OMAC series to DC Comics, back in the 1970s. Firstly, it’s an astonishing piece of work. Secondly, OMAC is the comic that originated the phrase “the world … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 Uncategorized ,

“I’ll Let YOU Figger Out The Reasons…!”

June 22, 2012 Uncategorized ,

“Harmony is The Word, Donnie!”

Kirby does synaesthesia, from Forever People #2. There’s something wonderfully compelling about an old square’s idea of being “turned on” to the flower people, especially when he’s doing it years after the peak of the flower children movement. I’m not … Continue reading

January 27, 2012 Uncategorized ,

A Startling Look Into The World That’s Coming!

“The World That’s Coming” is a phrase that comes from OMAC, a Jack Kirby comic cover-dated October 1974, which just so happens to be the month in which I was born. The idea that OMAC is the same age as … Continue reading

January 1, 2012 Uncategorized , ,