Monday, June 25, 2018

Marvel-ous Monday: "Wheels of Death!" by Kirby and Royer

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Jack Kirby (with the able aid of inker/letterer Mike Royer) is once more showing us how to do sci-fi comics with "Wheels of Death!" Still using The Monolith as a catalyst to explore the origins of mankind in the ancient past and the possibilities of mankind in the far (well, it was then) future, The King combines action, drama, and thought-provoking (yeah, at times admittedly head-scratching) concepts and blends them into comicbook bliss. Let's head back to December 1976 for 2001: A Space Odyssey #4 for the conclusion of Marak, the Warrior King's titanic tale...


  1. Every time I look at Kirby's art, it is simply a mind blowing experience.

  2. He wasn't called the King for no reason. Unfortunately, his output from 1975 - 1985 was sub-par.

  3. Well, Kirby's 2001 is my favorite Kirby stuff. I love the art & the stories. The issue with the Starchild running around just watching--but not judging--things confused & ENTHRALLED as a little kid, and it still stands up for me now.



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