Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Decent Comics: "Mile-a-Minute Jones by Kirby and Royer

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Today's Losers classic, "Mile-a-Minute Jones!" by (who else?) Jack Kirby and Mike Royer is one of Groove's faves of Kirby's--er--run (I really didn't intend for that to happen, but what'cha gonna do?). Inspired by the great Jesse Owens, "Mile-a-Minute Jones" is a breathtaking tale that gives us multiple layers of danger and action. I don't want to give too much away (besides, our pal Rip Jagger does a brilliant job of summarizing Our Fighting Forces #159 (June 1975) in his blog right here), so let's just get on with the action!
Cover art by Jack Kirby and D. Bruce Berry

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant, of course.
    This is well known as one of Kirby's anti-fascist statements; along with the Jesse Owens parallel, though, theres also that first page. We can't see all the bodies that clearly, but it seems like the story has tried to refer - so far as was possible in a DC book at the time - to segregation in the American army during WW2. How often did anyone else try to do anything like that?
    For all the flak he took in the 70s, Kirby was always ahead of the curve.




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