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For sale - Destroyer DUCK by Jack Kirby, Alfredo P. Alcala - Comic Strip
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Destroyer DUCK

Comic Strip
1982
Pencil
43.5 x 28 cm (17.13 x 11.02 in.)
Price : 2,000 €  [$]

Description

Destroyer Duck was an anthology comic book published by Eclipse Comics in 1982, as well as the title of its primary story, written by Steve Gerber and featuring artwork by Jack Kirby.[1][2]

The book was published as a way to help Gerber raise funds for a lawsuit he was embroiled in at the time,[3] in which he was battling industry giant Marvel Comics over the ownership of the character Howard the Duck,[4] which Gerber created for the company in 1973.

The main story of the comic told of Louis "Duke" Duck, a resident of a typical anthropomorphic comic-book world, who had witnessed his best friend, identified only as “The Little Guy” or “TLG,” vanish into thin air before his eyes. Some years later, TLG reappeared only to die at Duke’s feet—but not before telling the tale of how he was exploited and destroyed by a thoughtless conglomeration, “Godcorp.” Swearing revenge, Duke vowed to take down Godcorp no matter what the cost.

Subsequent Destroyer Duck tales would reveal that the Little Guy who died at Duke’s feet was in fact a clone, and the original was still held captive by Godcorp; eventually, Gerber (by that point on better terms with Marvel, the lawsuit having long since been settled) revealed that The Little Guy’s real name was actually “Leonard”—a new duck character that, for all intents and purposes, was identical in every way (except in name and character ownership) to Howard.

The stories introduced sentient scented dolls and Wobblina Strangelegs, who nearly got her own one-shot.[citation needed] After five issues, Gerber gave up writing the title, but remained its editor. Buzz Dixon wrote the last two issues, about a STI-Destroyer Duck was an anthology comic book published by Eclipse Comics in 1982, as well as the title of its primary story, written by Steve Gerber and featuring artwork by Jack Kirby.[1][2]

Comment

Kirby is magic !Pas la plus célèbre de ses oeuvres, mais une kirby tout de même et très "space"

About Jack Kirby

Jack Kirby ( August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994), born Jacob Kurtzberg, was an American comic book artist, writer, and editor widely regarded as one of the medium's major innovators and one of its most prolific and influential creators. Kirby grew up poor in New York City, and learned to draw cartoon figures by tracing characters from comic strips and editorial cartoons. He entered the nascent comics industry in the 1930s, drawing various comics features under different pen names, including Jack Curtiss, before ultimately settling on Jack Kirby. In 1940, he and writer-editor Joe Simon created the highly successful superhero character Captain America for Timely Comics, predecessor of Marvel Comics. During the 1940s, Kirby, generally teamed with Simon, created numerous characters for that company and for National Comics, later to become DC Comics.

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blackagar Kirby sera toujours le plus grand, même sur ses petites séries ;)
May 18, 2018, 8:15 PM