Thursday, January 02, 2014

365 Days of KirbyTech, Day 2: Zakka's Dimension Harness

Evil Deviant scientist Zakka plans to conquer the earth through the use of advanced science (and mechanics)! Well, it's certainly not through his charm, grace, and debonair good looks, for sure.


Panel from The Eternals Annual #1 (1977), script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks and letters by Mike Royer, colors by Glynis Wein

But how, given his lack of a Lemurian driver's license or even a Lemurian learner's permit, is he going to get from place to place? Why, by use of his patented Dimension Harness, which allows him to reach far-away, even extra-dimensional, destinations far beyond human imagination and mortal ken. Like, say, this sleazy apartment.


And the best thing is, the Dimension Harness is so compact! Why, when you're not wearing it and stepping between realities, you can just store it in an old bureau drawer! Just move that Gideon Bible to one side...yeah, it'll fit right in there.


What's even better: it's a handy way to escape when a dangerous and brutal assailant breaks into your sleazy apartment. Just fire up the Dimension Harness and...oh, wait, did you store it away? Better get it out of the drawer and snap it on...better do that quickly...


So, there you go. For the Dimension Harness to work, you have to be wearing the Dimension Harness. Don't forget that and store it in an old bureau drawer or something.


Eternals Annual #1: first and final appearance of Zakka the evil Deviant scientist.

4 comments:

Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

A year of Kirby Tech? Now this is something I could get behind!

Blam said...

I wonder how Zakka decided what to leave as an interior monologue and what he just had to say out loud. That panel where he's narrating how much smarter he is than the humans with their "the ballistic missiles" and then exclaims "My genius is without peer!" totally cracks me up. It's a shame he never got to take over the world, if only because I already have "Zakka Khan" running through my head.

Taylor said...

yeah, this is going to be a good year

JonJ said...

And then maybe a week on Kirby dentistry...