Jack Kirby’s The Demon Omnibus

December 16, 2008


With the Holidays fast approaching, I’ve got a few long train rides in my immediate future.  For me, a little bit of planning ahead helps to turn the otherwise painfully long trips into a a chance to catch up on some reading.  Thus, my recent acquisition of Jack Kirby’s The Demon Omnibus.

From DC Comics:

Written by Jack Kirby; Art and cover by Jack Kirby and Mike Royer

One of Jack “King” Kirby’s most memorable creations returns in this title collecting the entire, original 16-issue series from the early 1970s! Part man, part elemental fury, Etrigan the Demon was bound to Jason Blood by Merlin to defend Camelot, only to become a demonologist in the modern-day DC Universe.

I’m a big fan of Kirby’s style, and this massive hardcover book beautifully reproduces his original run on The Demon.  The paper stock that DC chose to reprint these Kirby omnibus books on is really cool, because it is very similar to vintage comic book paper stock, but with considerably more ink saturation.  Because of this, the “pop” of the colors on each page is really amazing!

Is it any good?  I’ve not read it yet.  But it’s Jack Kirby’s medieval demonic opus from the mid 70′s. How can it not be good?

Jack Kirby wiki

Etrigan the Demon wiki

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