Upcoming Kirby – S&K Library: Science-Fiction


More details on the next volume of Titan’s S&K Library, scheduled for October 2012.  For comic shops, it’ll be in the next Diamond Previews with an order code JUL121228, for bookstores it can be ordered with  ISBN-10: 1848569610 or ISBN-13: 978-1848569614

Joe Simon, Jack Kirby

The Simon and Kirby Library: Science Fiction spans more than 20 years, beginning with the first stories Joe Simon and Jack Kirby ever produced together (beginning in June 1940)–their ten-issue run of Blue Bolt adventures. Then the Cold War years will be represented by Race For the Moon, featuring pencils by Kirby and inked artwork by comic book legends Reed Crandall, Angelo Torres, and Al Williamson.

“Joe was one of the industry’s greatest innovators–he commissioned stories from some of the greatest talents of the time,” series editor Steve Saffel notes. “Thanks to his efforts, we have exclusive access to more than 80 pages of original artwork from the 1950s. Stories by all four artists appear in all of their stunning detail. This was a book Joe wanted the world to see.”

Other rarities from both decades are included, and as a bonus for readers, the volume features stories illustrated by Crandall, Torres, and Williamson–without Kirby.

Including an introduction by Dave Gibbons, the award-winning co-creator and illustrator of Watchmen, this is an historic volume no comic book aficionado will be able to live without.

7×11, 320pgs, FC $49.95

1 thought on “Upcoming Kirby – S&K Library: Science-Fiction

  1. patrick ford

    This has finally shipped. I should have mine in a couple of days. As I understand it the book came out several weeks about, but contained a printing error. Since the book was withdrawn by the publisher after the error was noticed I imagine it was the printer who screwed up (pages were either missing or out of order, I think?). If the error was on the part at someone at Titan then hats off to Titan for absorbing the cost of getting thing right. There have been books from both IDW and Fantagraphics recently which had printing errors of a similar nature and the books went out anyhow.


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