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05-17-2010, 02:28 PM
After last week's interview, Tim spends some time thinking about Joe Casey and Tom Scioli's Kirby-inspired "GÃ˜DLAND" series, and provides a few digressions that lead to this summer's second "Celestial Edition."
Full article here (http://comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=26266).
05-18-2010, 09:19 AM
It's funny--I re-colored a good-sized chunk of SILVER STAR for its recent hardcover release but somehow never made the GØDLAND connection.
SILVER STAR is from the "wacky Jack" period where there was nobody standing in Kirby's way or telling him "no" and what came from that was some pretty insane comics. Jack's strange and stilted dialogue may be off-putting to some but I find myself keep coming back to SILVER STAR. Every panel is a peak into a demented dimension. You could take isolated panels and make t-shirts of them with the bizarre and brilliant non-sequiturs. It's just crazy fun. One could make a good case that Jack was "losing it" by this time and frankly, that's half the fun. Clearly he was filling in a lot of details in his mind and leaving lines out because a lot of the dots weren't connected in this mad masterpiece.
I'd love to take credit for GØDLAND. I introduced Tom Scioli to Joe Casey after all, in the hope that the two would create beautiful music together--but I never expected this! GØDLAND was bigger, bolder and more beautiful than anything I could have hoped for. And reading it--yeah--there are times when it feels like Kirby really is being brought back from beyond to dish out one more final funnybook feast.
I have no vested interest in GØDLAND. I don't see a dime from its success. I'm writing this purely as a fan. Gødland is one helluva comic magazine and if you enjoy a great comic magazine--I think you'll enjoy the the hell out of GØDLAND.
05-19-2010, 02:07 PM
Thanks for helping make GØDLAND happen, Erik!
Hey, what's the deal with the announced-but-delayed-and-maybe-cancelled "Captain Victory" hardcover? Any news on that?
05-22-2010, 10:28 AM
Do you know if the first Celestial Edition is gonna be reprinted? It's kinda expensive at the moment and your columns make me want to read it.
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