Jack Kirby In The 31st Century- Legion Of Super-Heroes #10 (Spoilers)

The famous Jack Kirby adage to the young James Romberberg, wanting to work in the comic book industry, was "Comics will break your heart." The idea that passionate souls pour their heart into a medium, are exploited by an industry, then spat out, penniless, unmourned and unloved is one that has been demonstrated by a plethora of examples, from the most famous to the utterly forgotten.

Jack Kirby In The 31st Century- Legion Of Super-Heroes #10 (Spoilers)
Jack Kirby by Dyan Horrocks

The quote, by Jack Kirby as mentioned by Romberger in the biography to his graphic novel 7 Miles A Second for DC Comics, was picked up and given a visual realist by Dylan Horrocks, in his comic book Hicksville about an island where the real celebrities are all cartoonists and comic book creators. And in today's Legion of Super-Heroes, we have Braniac and Lightning Lass looking back at old times.

Jack Kirby In The 31st Century - Legion Of Super-Heroes #10 (Spoilers)
Legion Of Super-Heroes #10

With Computo chipping in with an old quote, dragged out and warped by some failing memory banks, reminiscent of the Jack Kirby original.

Jack Kirby In The 31st Century - Legion Of Super-Heroes #10 (Spoilers)
Jack Kirby misquoted in LOSH #10.

"Diplomacy will break your heart, kid" – O.M.A.C. That's the One Man Army Corps, created by Jack Kirby for DC Comics, and a fellow not exactly built for diplomacy. A deliberate reference that shows the influence of Jack Kirby a thousand years on…

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #10
DC COMICS
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(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Ryan Sook
A grudge that has endured 1,000 years! The unstoppable behemoth Rogol Zaar has survived the millennium to haunt Jonathan Kent where he least expected it! It's a menace so terrible the Legion of Super-Heroes may not survive. Was this the challenge Brainiac 5 predicted? Is the Legion up to the task? Plus, who is dating whom in the 31st century? Another searing chapter in the far-flung future of the DC Universe, courtesy of Bendis, Sook, and von Grawbadger!In Shops: Oct 27, 2020 SRP: $3.99

Legion Of Super-Heroes #10 is published by DC Comics today. I bought my comics this week from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-east store in Kingston-Upon Thames's market centre, which runs Magic The Gathering nights on Fridays, and a larger south-west store in Bromley, which also runs Magic nights and has an extensive back issue collection and online store. If you are in the neighbourhood, check them out.

Jack Kirby In The 31st Century- Legion Of Super-Heroes #10 (Spoilers)
Jack Kirby – Piranha Comics logo.

 

 

 

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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