Tuesday, April 6, 2010

REVIEW: DC Comics Presents #84

DC Comics Presents #84 (DC, 1985)
Writer: Bob Rozakis/pencillers: Jack Kirby & Alex Toth/inker: Greg Theakston

I wasn’t a huge fan of the recent Showcase Presents: Challengers Of The Unknown book (boring characters, repetitive plots, etc), but I had to pick up this comic from Lone Star as it may well have been one of the last things Kirby drew for DC. And guess what? I loved it! Kirby’s art looks great with Theakston’s inking on top and, hell! there’s seven bonus pages of Toth’s brilliant art as well! It’s topped off by a fab Kirby cover (with Kirby’s Superman face left untouched by the powers that be at DC). Superman and the Challengers face a Phantom Zone villain and the whole damn shebang is a lot of fun to read. The Challengers are still pretty boring though.