Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Older Generation’s Farewell: The Hunger Dogs Part 4 - Peter Sanderson

"As Jack Kirby’s The Hunger Dogs draws to its close, the arcs of two of its major characters, Orion and Esak, are resolved, as shown in the previous installment. Then, Kirby moves the action of The Hunger Dogs to an epic scale. The planet of New Genesis “is blown apart!!” This is literally the apocalypse, the end of the world. It may also symbolize the feared result of nuclear war in the real world, which would not actually break apart the planet but would wipe out all life. Perhaps Kirby meant New Genesis’s destruction to echo the destruction of the world of the Old Gods who preceded the New Gods of New Genesis and Apokolips. In the context of superhero comics, the explosion of New Genesis might even echo the annihilation of Krypton." 4 out of 5 http://sequart.org/magazine/17221/the-older-generation’s-farewell-the-hunger-dogs-part-4/