Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Tim O'Neil with one "L" has written a very nice overview of Walt Simonson's underrated take on Kirby's Fourth World characters, Orion. I had pretty much convinced myself that no one could do the New Gods but Kirby because that whole trio of books were just so idiosyncratic that his successors just couldn't quite capture that Kirbyesque vibe. But Simonson didn't try to emulate Kirby as much as he tried to take some paths less traveled, and obviously put a great deal of thought into what he wanted to do. It was a damn fine book, it was, and Tim's is a damn fine piece, it is.