NEW GODS 4 / art by Jack Kirby & Vince Colletta (September 1971)
art by Jack Kirby & Frank Giacoia (Fall 1971)
Read Tom Field's article at the TwoMorrows website
Read Harry Mendry's article at the Simon & Kirby blog
Read "Welcome To Hell!" at the Crime & Punishment blog
Read "Ma's Boys!" at the Crime & Punishment blog
Read "Bullets For Big Al!" at the Crime & Punishment blog
-- or --
Read the entire issue IN THE DAYS OF THE MOB #1
at the The Comic Reading Library blog!
Jack Kirby finished the entire 2nd issue but DC had already decided to pull the plug before the 1st one even hit the newsstands. Part of it turned up in THE AMAZING WORLD OF DC COMICS fanzine. The rest has never seen the light of day (except perhaps online), and none of these have ever been reprinted
(as of this typing).
Read "Murder, Inc!" at the Grantbridge Street & Other Misadventures blog
SPIRIT WORLD 1 /
art by Jack Kirby (layout) & NEAL ADAMS (Fall 1971)
Read Christopher Allen's article at the Trouble With Comics blog
Read Jon B. Cooke's article at the TwoMorrows site
Read "House Of Horror" at the Por Por Books blog
Read "Children Of The Flaming Wheel" at the
Diversions Of The Groovy Kind blog
Read "Amazing Predictions" at the Gone And Forgotten blog
Just as with IN THE DAYS OF THE MOB, Jack Kirby finished a 2nd issue of SPIRIT WORLD, but DC pulled the plug before it was ever published. Instead, the 4 stories appeared in 4 different color comics: WEIRD MYSTERY TALES #1, 2 & 3, and FORBIDDEN TALES OF DARK MANSION #6.
JIMMY OLSEN 142 /
art by Jack Kirby, Mike Royer, Neal Adams (October 1971)
MISTER MIRACLE 4 / art by Jack Kirby & Vince Colletta (October 1971)
LOIS LANE 115 / art by DICK GIORDANO (October 1971)
JIMMY OLSEN 143 / art by Jack Kirby & Mike Royer (November 1971)
FOREVER PEOPLE 5 / art by Jack Kirby & Mike Royer (November 1971)
NEW GODS 5 / art by Jack Kirby & Mike Royer (November 1971)
JIMMY OLSEN 144 / art by Jack Kirby & Neal Adams (December 1971)
MISTER MIRACLE 5 / art by Jack Kirby & Mike Royer (December 1971)
Yet one more thing where Kirby was years ahead of something that became popular by someone else. If ever there was a guy who SHOULD have been working in Hollywood his whole life...!
(Continued in Part 4)
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Artwork (C) DC Comics Inc. /
Raw scans of IN THE DAYS OF THE MOB #1, SPIRIT WORLD #1
and interior art from SPIRIT WORLD #2
from Heritage Auctions.
Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa