Thursday, May 31, 2012
Only Jack Kirby could come up with a space faring character on a surf board and make it cool! Kirby then went a step further and created an interstellar character that traveled via skis... and rather than treat him as a joke, he was one of the most grim and powerful members of The New Gods pantheon. Other creators' attempts at giving a character a popular mode of transport met with less success... Rocket Racer and his skateboard never really took off and Dazzler soon ditched her roller skates. His ability to make wild concepts work is another reason that Jack Kirby will always be at the top of the list for character creation.