Kirby: Genesis

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Kirby: Genesis
Publication information
PublisherDynamite Entertainment
GenreMythology
Science fantasy
Superhero
Publication dateMay 25, 2011 – July 11, 2012
Main character(s)Characters created and owned by Jack Kirby
Creative team
Written byKurt Busiek
Alex Ross
Artist(s)Jack Herbert
Alex Ross
Collected editions
Kirby Genesis: DragonsbaneISBN 1-60690-342-X
Kirby: Genesis: Captain Victory Volume 1ISBN 1-60690-331-4
Kirby: Genesis – Silver Star Volume 1ISBN 1-60690-330-6
Kirby: Genesis Volume 1ISBN 1-52410-032-3

Kirby: Genesis was a comic book limited series published from May 25, 2011 to July 11, 2012 by Dynamite Entertainment. It was based on Jack Kirby's work for Pacific Comics in the 1980s and the "Kirbyverse" line published by Topps Comics in the 1990s.

Plot[edit]

In 1971, NASA launched space probe Pioneer 10 for a mission on Jupiter, but the probe later found a portal that drove it across the universe by light speed. The event was witnessed through telescope by Kirby Freeman, a young smart student from New York City who lives with his college partner and secret romantic interest, Bobbi Cortez, whose father, Jake, is a police officer. Some time later, two mysterious beings transported alien races across the universe. So Kirby, Bobbi and Jake must work together to solve the mystery these heroes are on Earth before a group of villains threaten to destroy it.[1]

Titles[edit]

Title Issues Publication schedule Writer(s) Artist(s)
Kirby: Genesis #0–8 May 25, 2011[2] – July 11, 2012[3] Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross Jack Herbert and Alex Ross
Kirby: Genesis – Silver Star #1–6 November 9, 2011[4] – June 27, 2012[5] Jai Nitz Mark Buckingham, Johnny Desjardins and Alex Ross
Kirby: Genesis – Captain Victory #1–8 November 16, 2011[6] – July 4, 2012[7] Sterling Gates Mark Buckingham, Johnny Desjardins and Alex Ross
Kirby: Genesis – Dragonsbane #1–4 January 18, 2012[8] – June 5, 2013[9] Robert Rodi Fritz Casas

Trade paperbacks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ALEX ROSS & KURT BUSIEK Team For Dynamite's KIRBY: GENESIS". Newsarama. May 29, 2011. Retrieved July 12, 2010.
  2. ^ "Kirby: Genesis". Comic Book Resources. May 29, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  3. ^ "Kirby: Genesis #8 (Preview)". Comic Book Resources. July 9, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  4. ^ "Kirby: Genesis – Silver Star #1 (Preview)". Comic Book Resources. November 7, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  5. ^ "Kirby: Genesis – Silver Star #6 (Preview)". Comic Book Resources. June 25, 2012. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  6. ^ "Kirby: Genesis – Captain Victory #1 (Preview)". Comic Book Resources. November 12, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  7. ^ "Kirby: Genesis – Captain Victory #6 (Preview)". Comic Book Resources. July 2, 2012. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  8. ^ "Kirby: Genesis Dragonsbane #1 (Preview)". Comic Book Resources. January 16, 2012. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  9. ^ "Kirby: Genesis Dragonsbane #4 (Preview)". Comic Book Resources. June 3, 2013. Retrieved December 16, 2016.