“N” Is For …
… The New Gods! (1971)
I’m going to cheat a bit here and include all of Kirby’s Fourth World under this entry. The New Gods is very good on its own, but it gets even better when you mix in the rest of Kirby’s Fourth World work into a single story (particularly Mister Miracle, another favorite book that got caught up in yesterday’s pile-up).
My hardcover copies of DC’s four-volume Fourth World Omnibus is one of the prize parts of my collection — not because they are especially valueable (though they may well be) but because I delight in taking them down from the shelf more than any other collection. I do a cover-to-cover re-read once every couple years, and I always find something new. I also drop in for a story or two in between my re-reads, and am always thrilled to spend an evening with Terrible Turpin, or revisiting The Pact. Truly, this is a series that burns off more incredible ideas on a single page than many books realize in a run of a hundred issues or more. Just genius.
Tell me a better “N” book, I dare you!
- Nova (1976)
- The New Teen Titans (1980)
- Nexus (1981)
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