Jack Kirby Omnibus

If you enjoy old school comics, especially by the master, Jack Kirby, you'll want to purchase the volume depicted at right. It's full of Silver Age weirdness in the unselfconscious manner of the day.

Here's my favorite example, from the story titled "I Was Big-Game on Neptune."


An Earthman is kidnapped and finds himself in prison with five other beings, all uniquely bizarre. Pretty hard to mistake one for another, right?


Not according to our hero, who has to label them for ease of identification, with hard-to-distinguish-at-a-distance nametags!

I love the expression on the beaky face of the orange guy. He's thinking, "This guy is dumber than a bag of Saturnian hammers!"
     Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 24, 2011
     Category: Aliens | Stupidity | Comics | 1950s

What an innocent age. We didn't even know that Pluto wasn't a planet.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/24/11 at 12:13 PM
Yeah, the crypt keeper was a cool dude. I have always resented authors and stories that were so far off base as to be totally unbelievable in any respect, even if I knew they were just fiction.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 09/24/11 at 01:50 PM
Horror stories were always my favorite, but I never was much into comic books.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/24/11 at 09:44 PM
I loved that show and the Tales from the Crypt movie too Zippy.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/25/11 at 05:50 AM
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