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Read Jack Kirby’s THE PRISONER!

In the March 21st, Entertainment Weekly ran an article called In Search of Pop Culture’s Holy Grails, listing, “some hallowed projects (that) evade(d) our grasp.  A guide to our great white whales.”  Over two dozen, “lost” projects are listed.

But, in the FOG! world of pop culture, not everything is lost.  So in the coming weeks, we’re going to uncover a number of those projects, including our first, Jack Kirby’s The Prisoner, which EW describes as, “a comic based on the gonzo sci-fi show.  Kirby never finished issue No. 1.”

It does look like Kirby finished it, however.  Just some lettering and inking by Mike Royer might be all that’s needed to complete the issue.  Check out the “lost” holy grail and be sure to check out Charles Hatfield’s fantastic article about the history of the project from The Jack Kirby Collector #11 over at TwoMorrows.com

18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. NINE9INCHE STUD

    June 22, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    beyond his talent

  2. Rob Zailo

    November 25, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    That would have been sweet!

  3. Darrell Andrews

    March 7, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Some talented inker(s) should finish the pages and release it to the fans, IMO.

  4. Paul Power

    March 7, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Get Dark Horse Comics to hire Mike Royer to finish up the job. Where is the original art and who will pay for it?

    • Paul

      August 30, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      Have them do a KickStarter ….. that would surely raise the money ..

    • Ken Lieck

      September 6, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      Who needs the original art to do an inking job? Not a pro like Royer, (especially given Kirby’s solid pencilling) that’s for sure!

      – KWL

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    July 6, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Just a smiling visitant here to share the love (:, btw great
    layout.

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  7. Michael K

    August 31, 2016 at 2:38 am

    I don’t know why anybody wants some inker to “finish this up”. This is Jack-heaven, showing him at work underneath the ink.

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  9. Robert Reppy

    August 31, 2016 at 10:31 am

    I just stumbled upon this gem by accident. I love Jack Kirby! What a treat it was to read. You can be assured I bookmarked your site right away, and look forward to more geeky gems. Good job!

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  14. Bob

    April 20, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    This is available for pre-order on Amazon now. Release date is currently November 17, 2017.

  15. James Clelland

    August 29, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Terrific work. I’d love to see this published. This needs to happen.

  16. Fred

    November 14, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Mike Royer is still around, yes? Couldn’t he finish the inks on this?

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