HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE HARDCOVER, Darkseid & New Gods 1987-1988
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- Jack Kirby
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KIRBY, JACK - History of the DC Universe hardcover, 1988, pencil splash, "Even The Gods Have Flaws" Darkseid and the New Gods. On 12" x 17" art board
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KIRBY, JACK and STEVE RUDE and STEVE OLIFF - History of the DC Universe hardcover, 1988, fully painted color guide. Darkseid and the New Gods. On 10" x 15" production board
A printed acetate layover was made from Steve Rude's inks and
placed over the original hand-colored art board.
When Steve gave this pencil art back to Jack, Steve wrote "You're the greatest, Jack--" to his all-time inspiration Jack Kirby, at the bottom of the piece.
This was done for the1988 hardcover edition of The History Of The D.C. Universe and shows Darkseid as the featured villain, Orion, Lightray, Mister Miracle, Big Barda, and Kalibak The Cruel.
Steve Rude light boxed the inks for this Kirby piece onto another board and added a couple of touches of his own such as extending the restraining device above Mr. Miracle's head. This extremely rare penciled piece is signed by Jack Kirby. The Batman Vs. Superman movie gave a strong indication that Darkseid and his world may be featured in the next DC Universe/ JLA movie. The para-demons and Darkseid's symbol were shown in one of the "dream sequences".
History of the DC Universe (DLX edition) #[nn] (1988) color credits - Kirby Rude Olif "Even the Gods Have Flaws"
DC HISTORY SUPERMAN COVER SHOWN AS REFERENCE ONLY.