I’d never heard the Kirby/Lucas lunch anecdote so I asked Kirby Historian Stan Taylor if he had any info:
My question: One of my k-blog readers mentioned something about Kirby meeting Geroge Lucas for dinner and discussing 4W. He said it was in Ronin Ro’s book. You know anything about this?
Stan Taylor: They got it wrong. It was Roy Thomas, Lucas and Ed Summer- the owner of Supersnipe Comics and a backer of Lucas’ They were trying to interest Marvel in publishing a comic book adaptation, and Roy mentioned that parts sounded similar to Kirby’s new Gods.
Thanks to Stan for the reply and to Angelo for his comments. The Kirby/Lucas Star Wars debate will probably never die (unlike Darth Vader), but I think we can all agree on one thing: Darkseid really needs to get rid of those stripper boots! And here he has on what looks like a leather mini-skirt! Sexy I guess for some, but not very scary.
I guess if Kirby did create Star Wars we can give him credit for all the wacky Star Wars fans?