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Hunger Dogs, The

Entry updated 20 February 2023. Tagged: Comics, Publication.

The only original Graphic Novel by Comics pioneer Jack Kirby, and his last major work, published in 1985 by DC Comics. A continuation and culmination of the artist's New Gods series, which was published by DC from 1971 to 1972, The Hunger Dogs (DC Graphic Novel #4) was Kirby's long-awaited and long-gestating coda to the series, featuring a temporary victory over the forces of evil embodied by the Supervillain character Darkseid as the slaves (or "hunger dogs") that labour on the planet Apokolips successfully revolt against oppression. The story is a truncated, watered-down version of what Kirby originally intended, thanks to editorial interference and the more than a dozen years between idea and execution, but the book features some of Kirby's most accomplished artwork and arguably the highest quality art reproduction done during his lifetime. It was collected with the rest of Kirby's New Gods series and related "Fourth World" titles in Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus Volume 4 (2008). [JP]

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