Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Jack Kirby's True-Life Divorce
More lost Kirby wonderfulness now, courtesy of our old pal kiyote76, with the premiere issue of True-Life Divorce. Wait, not True-Life Love or True-Life Romance? Nope, guess that was a sign of the times. As one of the characters here says: Take a good look at 1970.
Our host this time round is Geoffrey Miller, a spit for Professor X if he took his glasses off, and I assume either a divorce lawyer or psychiatrist.
Garrulous Geoff is a bit on the stilted side, but the stories themselves are on fire, even if most of the people in those stories are pretty horrible. There's a lot of 'Me Generation' selfishness on display here.
Actually, these are more incidents than full tales, often leaving you wanting more, but Jack's storytelling is as great as it always was, making domestic drama just as exciting as earth-shattering superheroics.