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Dynamite to revive Kirby’s ‘Captain Victory’ with all-star lineup

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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.

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Joe Casey is one of the few writers who may be able to capture the feel of what the King did with this series.

That is an incredible lineup of artists.

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