â€œThe Galactic Bounty Hunters characters were created by Jack Kirby while he was working on Captain Victory in the early 1980s,â€ reveals Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. â€œRather than use the characters in Victory, though, he pulled them aside, intending to revisit them later. And from Jackâ€™s notes and concepts, Lisa along with Steve Robertson, Mike Thibodeaux and Richard French fleshed out the characters and their story for this project.â€
Jackâ€™s daughter Lisa is taking her fatherâ€™s creation and running with it as she co-writes the series with Steve Robertson with art by Mike Thibodeaux. Jack Kirbyâ€™s Galactic Bounty Hunters #1 is a double-sized 56-page issue kicking off the six issue mini-series featuring a new universe of adventure, mystery, and danger.
The Kingâ€™s creation introduces the Berkleys, a typical suburban California family; typical until young Garrett Berkley discovers that his fatherâ€™s science fiction writings are actually an autobiography. The revelation kicks off a series of events that forces Jack Berkley to put down his pen, reassemble his team, and become a Galactic Bounty Hunter once again.
Pick up a piece of history and pay tribute to one of the men who built the comic industry with Jack Kirbyâ€™s Galactic Bounty Hunters #1 as a new generation of creators, including Jackâ€™s daughter Lisa, expand upon the foundation that the King has left behind.
JACK KIRBYâ€™S GALACTIC BOUNTY HUNTERS #1 (MAY062015)
Written by LISA KIRBY & STEVE ROBERTSON
Penciled by MIKE THIBODEAUX
Cover by JACK KIRBY
56 PGS./Rated A …$3.99
FOC – 6/29, On Sale â€“ 7/19/2006