A huge thank you to Marc Basile for contacting Kirby-Vision with another in his Jack Kirby Fantasy series. The following story is purely fictional.
“Jack Kirby left Marvel Comics behind in the late 70’s and eventually went to work for Ruby Spears. He did however return periodically to comics. In 1983-84, Marvel contacted him with the proposition of illustrating a Treasury Edition style comic, much like his 2001: A Space Odyssey, of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Intrigued with the idea of working with Lucas and Spielberg, Jack took on the project and went about it the his usual “Kirby flair”, which did not sit well with George Lucas and so the project was scrapped. This inevitably led to his cryptic comment towards Star Wars “… some opus with a fifteen dollar conculsion!!!”