Thursday, January 30, 2014

365 Days of KirbyTech, Day 30: The 297th Bounty Hunters' Squad Cruiser

Double-page spread from Jack Kirby's Galactic Bounty Hunters #2 (October 2006); script by Lisa Kirby, Michael Thibodeaux, Steve Robertson, Richard French; pencils by Michael Thibodeaux; inks by Karl Kesel, Scott Hanna, and Mike Royer; colors by Wil Quintana; letters by Dave Lanphear
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Jack Kirby's Galactic Bounty Hunters was a miniseries published by Marvel's Icon imprint, based on Kirby's unpublished sketches and notes for his Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers series at Pacific in the early 1980s. Kirby's daughter Lisa, along with Michael Thibodeaux (The Last of the Viking Heroes, Phantom Force) developed the concepts into this six-issue series. So yes, Jack Kirby finally got a creator-owned title at Marvel, and the Kirby family gets the royalties from it. It only happened, however, after Jack had passed away. Isn't it ironic? Doncha think?

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