Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The New Gods - 1977

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3 comments:

Earth 2 Chris said...

I wonder if this is one of the first DC house ads where the creators get credit? I can't remember many before this mentioning who the creators were (aside from the "Kirby's Coming/Kirby's Here" stuff).

That being said, man, this run of New Gods was pretty much swept under the rug pretty quickly, wasn't it? I can't honestly said I've ever read much of it, but I know it was kicked out of contiuity, even before Crisis.

Don Newton is one of my favorite artists of all time, but I'm not sure he was a good fit for Kirby characters.

Chris

rob! said...

yeah, Newton and the New Gods is an odd combo.

tho i guess you could say that about Newton and Shazam! and i like the stuff he did for that series...

TS said...

I followed this particular brand of New Gods avidly at the tender age of 12, and I really kept expecting a big finish. (Same goes for Englehart & Rogers on Mister Miracle -- sigh...) As I recall, the promised conclusion of The New Gods storyline over in Adventure couldn't possibly wrap everything up, but that didn't stop 'em from trying.

I do recall liking both titles a lot at the time, though. Despite their being irrelevant in the bigger DCU schema now, I wouldn't mind getting my hands on those issues of New Gods again.