Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tom Spurgeon on Kirby: Grrrreat!

This sentence (on The Demon Omnibus Collection) makes me happy:

"I'm not sure that $50 judiciously spent wouldn't get you the whole series in comic book form, but I enjoy those comics very much so I'm not going to quibble. It's sort of like The Demon doesn't have any of the quantifiable things that other series of that period offer -- it's not thematically ambitious, it's not the best written, it's not the most visually splendid -- but it's Kirby at that point in his career where if he stood up too quickly a planet fell out of his pocket, and that's more than enough."

Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter