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Spirit World Hardcover – May 8, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 108 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics; First Edition edition (May 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401234186
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401234188
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #648,291 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jack "King" Kirby's comics career began in 1937 and continued for nearly six decades. After his fruitful collaboration with Joe Simon ended in the late 1950s, Kirby joined Marvel Comics, where the first issue of Fantastic Four cemented his reputation as comics' preeminent creator. A slew of famous titles followed that elevated Kirby to legendary status, including Incredible Hulk, Avengers and X-Men. Kirby returned to DC in 1971 with his classic "Fourth World Trilogy," which was followed by THE DEMON, KAMANDI and OMAC. Kirby continued working and innovating in comics until his death in 1994.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Jaime B. on May 15, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I have waited nearly forty years to finally see this strange bit of Kirby make it's collected appearance. And the wait was worth it. For those of you out there who have been collecting all the DC Kirby omnibuses, this new addition to the line will be a welcome one, especially due to it's extreme scarcity. This new DC Kirby entry runs at about roughly 110 pages, black and white, and is deluxe sized. The stories in this book are inspired by true supernatural experiences and Kirby's art style here is very reminiscent of his 1950s horror comics work. Mark Evanier serves up a fine introduction detailing the secret origins of what is perhaps Kirby's strangest project. For Jack Kirby fans everywhere, this book is a must have for your Kirby library. Enjoy.
P.S. This volume also includes the aborted second issue of Spirit World,of which these stories were to appear at a later date scattered among various 1970s era DC horror comics of the time. Also the paper quality in this volume is of a stronger and sturdier sort than found in the regular Kirby omnibuses. Again, enjoy.
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By Jonathan Stover on August 13, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Spirit World: written by Jack Kirby, Mark Evanier, and Steve Sherman; illustrated by Jack Kirby, Mike Royer, and Neal Adams (1970-71; collected 2012): An oddity caused in part by DC's inability to commit to new projects in the 1970's, Spirit World was supposed to be part of DC's foray into the world of black-and-white comics magazines. And it sort of was.

But DC hedged its bets by creating a whole other shell company to have its name on the covers, constantly downgraded what the book would contain, and ultimately dumped it on the market in such a way that the first issue may have never reached most newsstands.

Jack Kirby and friends put together this magazine, along with In the Days of the Mob, which had a similarly truncated existence. Kirby's Boswell, Mark Evanier, lays out the odd circumstances surrounding the creation of Spirit World. DC comes across as even more bumbling than usual for the time period.

The stories here are a lot of fun, both from the first issue and the never-published second issue. Along with a fumetti and a prose piece, we get some horror pieces that lean on parapsychology rather than the overt supernatural. One of the ghosts is a cousin to the composite ghost-monster of Robert Bloch's classic story "The Hungry House," and Kirby's visualization of such a thing is one of the kicks of the volume.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael R. Tuohey on July 8, 2013
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The reproduction is terrific and the additional material is welcome, including Mark Evanier's comments. BUT, this book is way overpriced for what you end up with. I think you can probably find the original magazine for less than this cost.
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By J. Cassara on July 20, 2013
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Every the innovator, Jack "King" Kirby continually tried to move beyond the standard comic format. With Spirit World he did so, but DC Comics never gave him the support it deserved. The materially holds up reasonably well but the over reliance on photo collages drags it down. And I am one of the few who prefer Vince Colletta inking this material. The Mike Royer inked stories seem too much like standard superhero fare, rather than the macabre stories Kirby wanted.
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