I always found it odd that when Kirby got mad at Marvel and left, he would go to DC and start work on....Jimmy Olsen???? I know, I know, he wanted a place to start his New Gods stories, but still, you'd think DC would have treated him a bit better. :-)
I think I read where DC asked him to pick up a failing title in exchange for allowing him to launch a whole new book. Picking Jimmy gave Kirby access to Superman! Now if they would have just printed his drawings intact...I love the Transylvane storyline. Those guys need to come back!Chris
The story I read was that DC wanted Jack to take one of their bigger titles, but Jack didn't want to put any other artist out of a job. Since the current artist (Pete Costanza, I think?) was leaving JO anyway, Jack asked for that book specifically.
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