Review – Kirby Genesis 0 by Kurt Busiek & Alex Ross

Kirby Genesis 0
Covers: Alex Ross
Publisher: Dynamite
Writer: Kurt Busiek
Penciller/Inker: Alex Ross, Jackson Herbert
Colorist: Vinicius Andrade

Every so often you get a book that is just a work of art, and that is Kirby Genesis by Kurt Busiek & Alex Ross. This book is dedicated to Jack Kirby, the comic book legend and a throwback to that style of drawing.

Here is the synopsis – The Pioneer 10 space probe carried a message to the stars. Now an answer’s on the way — but not one we expected! When it arrives, the lives of three ordinary people — and the entire world — will be changed forever. Featuring Captain Victory, Silver Star and more of Jack Kirby’s greatest concepts.

From opening the first page to the end of this book you are treated to wonderful visuals and dynamic layout.  After reading this book I just sat down; I was stunned it is not often I feel like I am holding a great book in my hands, you can see the love poured into it.

I think the only bad thing I can say is the dynamic layout sometimes is hard to follow, and you can lose your place as you pour over the visual details. Now if that is the worst thing I can think of you know that this is a very good comic book, and at a $1 a total bargain. Pick it up!

4.5 thumbs up out of 5

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