Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Challengers, non-powered adventurers, take on a wide variety of supernatural and super-scientific menaces here. They're abducted by aliens, develop powers of their own, and have to deal with various supernatural menaces unearthed and unleashed upon the world. It's a lot of fun, and a template Kirby's Fantastic Four would soon be following over at Marvel. Heroes vs. giant monsters = awesome.
Legendary comics artist Wally Wood supplies some of the inks over Kirby's pencils, and the results are spectacular -- Wood is one of the two or three best inkers Kirby ever had, and it's a shame they didn't get to work together more often. It's beautiful stuff. Recommended.