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Jack Kirby's Fourth World

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Jack Kirby's Fourth World is a turn of phrase commonly attributed to a family of titles created in the 1970s by writer/illustrator Jack Kirby.

When Jack Kirby returned to working for DC Comics in the 1970s, he introduced what would become known as the Fourth World concept. He created a science-fiction based mythology revolving around ancient space deities known as the New Gods. Similar to the gods of Earth lore, the New Gods were larger than life, possessing fantastic powers, which they used in a never-ending struggle between good and evil. The original Fourth World concept was intended as part of a finite epic saga, but for reasons that have never been satisfactorily explained, was never brought to its ultimate fruition.

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  • The term Fourth World is an out-of-universe phrase, utilized by creators and fans when describing the collective works of Jack Kirby as they relate to the New Gods. The phrase has never been used contextually in the continuity of the comics themselves.
  • The group of comics has been collected into a set of four hardcover anthologies, titled Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus.

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Links and References

  • Jack Kirby’s Fourth World article at Wikipedia
  • Jack Kirby’s Fourth World page at POVonline
  • Jack Kirby article at Wikipedia
  • Jack Kirby article at Lambiek.net
  • Jack Kirby’s Fourth World comic series index at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
  • Mister Miracle (Volume 2) comic series index at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
  • Mister Miracle (Volume 3) comic series index at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
  • New Gods (Volume 2) comic series index at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
  • New Gods (Volume 3) comic series index at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
  • Orion comic series index at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
  • The New Gods Library
  • Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe
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This article uses material from the "Jack Kirby's Fourth World" article on the DC Comics wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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