Kirby: Genesis #1

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Jack Herbert Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: June 15, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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KIRBY: GENESIS explodes into action! A message to space has been heard and answered -- but what has come to Earth isn't what anyone would expect! As cosmic visitors begin to be revealed to the world, a deadly battle begins -- and three ordinary people are caught up in it. Featuring: Captain Victory, Silver Star, the Glory Knights and more -- and this is just the beginning! Superstars Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross bring Jack "King" Kirby's creations to life in a way you'll never forget! This is the beginning! This is the GENESIS!

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Jun 15, 2011

    Dynamite Entertainment has gone to the one of the most original creators comics (or any medium) has ever seen, rifled through his dusty pockets and old papers and found conceptual gems that just needed to find the right setting to really shine. Kirby Genesis is that setting and I unreservedly recommend this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 18, 2011

    It's not Kirby - but so far, it's a good use of his creations. I'm in. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Crave Online - Blair Marnell Jun 22, 2011

    CRAVE ONLINE RATING: 6/10. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jun 23, 2011

    Kirby Genesis #1 (Ray's review)Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011By: Ray Tate Kurt Busiek, Alex RossJack Herbert, Alex Ross, Vinicius Andrade (c), Simon Bowland (l)Dynamite The Kirby heroes and villains arrive on earth, and the human geek named after Kirby watches from afar with his best friend, the knockout Bobbi. The Gods will have a direct affect on one of the two. This is a good setup for the series, but there's a lot of narrative sleight of hand involving cut-to-scenes and timing to disguise what amounts to a simple plot. A group of space criminals possibly led to earth by the Pioneer space probe land. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jun 15, 2011

    No one should think this comic is out to dishonor the spirit and creative genius of Jack Kirby. Clearly, it's attempting quite the opposite, though still failing on far too many fronts. The Kirby concepts, themselves, haven't truly been introduced and the man-on-the-street duo are straight out of today's teen action movies. Not a lot happens. This issue sets up two people we don't want to know about yet and teases the rest for later. It would have been better served picking one Kirby creation and fleshing them out completely. There's room for this series to pick up, but right now all indicators show it will certainly be a gamble. A debut issue shouldn't only tease interest for tomorrow, it should absolutely draw the reader in today. This book fails to brighten even the loneliest day Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Fanboy Buzz - DustinRiccio Jun 24, 2011

    So what we have here is a generic story with stock characters that, while having the best of intentions of paying homage to Jack Kirby, completely misses the mark. If you want to read a comic that salutes the King, pick up Godland instead. Read Full Review

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