Sterling Gates To Write Kirby Genesis: Captain Victory

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Dynamite Press Release

Kirby Genesis: Captain Victory is about a diverse group of intergalactic lawmen who travel the cosmos, fighting against the forces hell-bent on the destruction of everything. Lead by the mysterious warrior named Captain Victory, our team of Rangers fight the most terrifying monsters and mad men they can find! Unbeknownst to his own men, however, Captain Victory is harboring a terrible secret, the kind that could destroy not only the Galactic Rangers, but could bring about the destruction of all of time and space! To find out more, make sure to pick up Kirby: Genesis – Captain Victory #1 this October!

“Captain Victory is the seminal work that Kirby did on his own,” says legendary artist Alex Ross. “Of all his many projects and creations for mainstream publishers, Captain Victory is the one where he put forth his greatest push and ambitions to try to break away from the commercial world where he didn’t own anything. The Captain Victory series has a great range of fantastic concepts and designs, all led by a perfect archetype of the ultimate Kirby leading man. It is amongst the foremost goals of the Kirby: Genesis series to re-launch this character.”

“Captain Victory and His Galactic Rangers was one of the first books Jack Kirby wrote and drew outside of DC Comics and Marvel — making it one of the first creator-owned books in comic history — and I’m exceptionally proud to be continuing Victory’s story,” says writer Sterling Gates. “Fans of Kirby’s original Pacific Comics series will recognize these classic Kirby characters and concepts, but we’re going to be doing our best to present the Rangers in a bold and exciting way for today’s audience. What’s the M.O. of the Rangers? Who joins them and why? And just how dangerous is Captain Victory’s secret? We’re going to be digging into a LOT of that as the book goes along, producing a space opera that will be epic in scope, as well as acting as a huge lynchpin for parts of the Kirby Genesis universe. Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross have showcased Captain Victory over in Kirby Genesis — and done some of the heavier lifting — but I’m really going to flesh out Victory’s world and his character and make sure he’s someone you want to read about every month. I think he’s fascinating, and very different from a lot of the heroes you see on stands month to month. As you’ll see in issue one, he could almost be an antihero, given some of the lengths he’s will to go to stop his–aw, that’d be telling! And a great thing about Victory’s crew is that they’re all very different from one another. They all have vastly different backgrounds, they all have completely different abilities and interests and morals. Tarin, Mister Mind, Orca, Major Klavus, all of Kirby’s characters will be in this book. It’s really become an ensemble piece, with each issue in the first arc focusing on a different member of the Captain’s crew. I’m trying to write very character-driven and interesting stories against these huge, cosmic backdrops. Which is a lot of fun! Kirby: Captain Victory is going to explore a lot more of the “universe” aspect in the new Kirbyverse, and I can’t wait to show everyone what’s out there!”

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“Sterling has said it all, and we’re elated and proud to have him join us on a project that is taking Dynamite to a whole new level” adds Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci. “We wanted to add to the Kirby: Genesis line of titles, but wanted to wait until several issues were in stores to build excitement for both the fans and retailers. By the time orders for Kirby: Genesis – Captain Victory are due, issues #0 through issue #2 will be out as well as possibly #3, which will give fans enough issues to have a feel for the series. I’ll add again that we’ve wanted to work with Sterling for a while, and we’re EXTREMELY happy that he could add Captain Victory to his roster of books. And with covers by Alex Ross, Michael Avon Oeming, Wagner Reis and Sean Chen, it’s the icing on top of the cake.”

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