Kirby: Genesis #0

Kirby: Genesis #0

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Alex Ross, Jack Herbert, Alex Ross Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: May 25, 2011 Cover Price: $1.00 Critic Reviews: 8
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The Kirby Event of the new millennium begins here, brought to you by the best-selling and award-winning creators of MarvelS! 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, including characters never before seen in comics form! Kurt Busiek (ASTRO CITY) and Alex Ross (KINGDOM COME) team up for their first full collaboration since 1994, with finished art (from Alex's layouts) by Jack Herbert (BLACK TERROR). Don't miss this tantalizing prelude to KIRBY: GENESIS -- a bold, explosive adventure debuting a universe of wild Kirby creations! This is the beginning. This is THE Genesis!This 32 page book will features an original story as well as tons of bonus materials!

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault May 25, 2011

    An issue #0 has to give the reader a good conceptual taste of what the series is about, without firing the starting gun. This issue completely succeeded and I can't wait for Kirby Genesis #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 29, 2011

    With Kirby at the heart of the book, they're halfway home. Here's hoping the creative team can hold up their end and bring us a comic that's worthy of The King. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Morgan Davis Jun 2, 2011

    But that's a nitpicky point and in any event, you shouldn't be reading Kirby Genesis in the hopes that it will exactly replicate the Kirby experience (what could?) -- you should be reading it hoping to have your mind blown in a way that would have made Kirby proud. And if the Kirby Genesis team can keep up the standard of wonder presented here in the series proper, you're going to get just that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit May 31, 2011

    Jack Herbert does most of the artwork here, although Alex Ross does contribute a bit to the interior pages (as well as the cover, of course). Both artists, fortunately, do a fine job of using Kirby's designs in a more modern context, creating some nice looking artwork to help the story along just a hair. This zero issue has real potential, which is pretty much all you can expect for a buck. I'll give the series a try. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - Jason_Faris May 27, 2011

    Did I mention the 0 issue was only a dollar? Well, not only a dollar, the best dollar I have spent in a long time. Especially with the addition of 15 pages of back matter to the 12 page story that is actually quite substantial in its inclusion. I was pretty cynical about this project going in but this prologue has made me a believer. We will have to wait and see if Kirby: Genesis comes close enough to filling the shoes of the man who inspired it. They are unimaginably large. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 1, 2011

    Busiek does a great job at setting up the world and giving us a solid narrative around the probe's journey, which is actually far more interesting than the Kirby creations (at least the early glimpses we get). At on $1 this one's an easy recommendation, but I'm still more than a little wary of shelling out $4 for the first issue. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 25, 2011

    Given that this issue is only a dollar, it's hard to fault the lack of content much. More worrisome, though, is the quality of art. Ross is taking a more direct role in the production of the series than he did with Project Superpowers, providing penciled layouts over which Jack Herbert handles the finishes. The problem is that Ross is about as far on the other end of the artistic spectrum from Kirby as is possible. Ross' work prizes realism, and as a consequence tends to be static and even a bit lifeless at times. Herbert's presence doesn't alter the end effect much. As much as the duo try to channel the dynamic quality of Kirby's art, the pages still seem static. The character designs are unquestionably Jack Kirby, but the presentation isn't. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett May 29, 2011

    The concept of a one dollar preview book is a good one as many publishers have shown, especially balancing the book between comic and bonus materials. "Kirby: Genesis" #0 fails on execution, providing little hint of what the series will actually be about besides 'throw Kirby characters together and see what happens.' Not much of a concept and not much of a comic. If Kirby's name wasn't in the title and his concept art wasn't in the back, I wouldn't know this had anything to do with him. Read Full Review

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