Jack Kirby's "Silver Star" Shines Bright in July!

Sun, April 29th, 2007 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

BERKELEY, CA – KIRBY is BACK and Image Comics has

him! Image Comics and the Jack Kirby Estate are pleased to announce

the release of Jack "King" Kirby's explosive epic SILVER STAR in a

beautiful, hard-bound, 144-page edition truly worthy of the King.

Nearly every comic artist alive or dead has been influenced by

Kirby's boundless imagination. Whether working alongside industry

giants like Stan Lee and Joe Simon or on his own, Kirby created many

of the most recognizable characters in comics: Captain America, the

Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, the Mighty Thor, Kamandi, the

Silver Surfer, Omac, the New Gods, the Demon and the X-Men. He's the

man who redefined comics at Marvel in the '60s – and that was just

for starters.

Originally published during Kirby's stint with Pacific Comics during

the 1980s, SILVER STAR chronicles the rise of Homo-Geneticus, a New

Breed of humanity, genetically altered to survive an impending

holocaust. Morgan Miller discovers he is Homo-Geneticus when his

reality-warping abilities erupt doing his tour of duty in Vietnam.

Encased in a silver suit to contain his blossoming powers, Miller is

dubbed Silver Star. Another Homo-Geneticus, the nefarious Darius

Drumm, is bent on world-domination and vows to slay the others,

saving Silver Star for last. What follows is both heartbreaking and

explosive. Silver Star faces a deadly adversary like no other in this

Kirby classic.

"SILVER STAR was one of the precious few creations that Jack Kirby

actually owned," explains Image Comics Publisher Erik Larsen. "Most

of the work Jack did over his long career was work-for-hire, and

those creations are owned by big conglomerates that continue to

exploit them. SILVER STAR was one of a few exceptions and it's a real

gem. Helping re-master the color on this book has been one of the

most exciting and rewarding experiences of my life."

JACK KIRBY'S SILVER STAR, a 144-page hardcover with a cover price of

$39.99, is available for order in the May issue of Diamond Previews

with an in-store date of July 18.

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