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One of Jack Kirby’s less-remembered sci-fi creations, Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers, will be revived in July with a Dynamite Entertainment series by writer Joe Casey and a lineup of artists that includes Farel Dalrymple, Nathan Fox, Michel Fiffe, Jim Rugg and Jim Mahfood.
Dynamite previously published the six-issue miniseries Jack Kirby: Genesis — Captain Victory in 2011-2012.
Debuting in 1981 from Pacific Comics, the short-lived Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers followed an interstellar lawman — he was a clone who, when killed, was replaced by another copy — and his crew as they pursued evil-doers.
As Toonopedia notes, while the comic certainly wasn’t Kirby’s best or most popular work, it holds a historical place in comics history as both the first release of Pacific (the first major entrant into the direct market) and a creator-owned property at a time when such arrangements were virtually unheard of.