Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross have long been fans and students of comic book history, as evidenced by their work in Marvels, which gave a journalist's-eye view of landmark events in the Marvel universe. Now, they're working with Dyanamite Comics to build a whole new universe out of the creations of the late Jack "King" Kirby, who looms as a godlike luminary in the business of comic books to this day. In case you're too young to remember, Kirby co-created Captain America, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the Incredible Hulk right alongside Stan Lee. So it stands to reason that Kirby creations have earned your attention.
Kirby is also known for his incredibly amazing and wildly imaginative cosmic adventures, which is where Kirby: Genesis #1 takes us. Three ordinary people are caught up in the midst of alien visitors making their presence known on Earth, and if anyone has proven that he's adept at telling tales of the regular joe's perspective of superhuman activities, it's Busiek, who's made it his stock in trade with Astro City.
"Getting to work with all these great Kirby concepts is an amazing thrill," Busiek says of characters like Captain Victory, Silver Star and the Glory Knights, "especially since some of them have never been seen in print before!"
Ross is similarly thrilled to be a part of this. "Tired of the same old annual company crossover event?" he asks. "Try out Kirby: Genesis for an all-new, all-different universe!"
Check out this preview art from Kirby: Genesis #1, due out in June from Alex Ross, also featuring covers by Dale Keown, Paul Renaud and Ryan Sook.