ITEM! Time to make an unbelievably unabashed plug for the Jack Kirby Museum, the Intraweb’s virtual online source for... well, in this case.... The Source! Wouldja believe that in all my 85 years your Uncle Stanley has never seen all of King Kirby’s New Gods character designs all at one time and in full, rich, living color? Until now, that is. Randy Rand Hoppe and the crew at The Kirby Museum (with a little help it seems from Chrissie Harper) have posted full-color scans of both sets of drawings: Jack’s New Gods designs (including a few that never made into his Unfinished Fourth World Symphony... Robot Defender or Black Sphynx anyone?), and another set of the Elder Norse Gods that looks as though he was working up a more adult retooling of Marvel’s classic The Mighty Thor. These drawings all feature fabulous Kirby pencils, Darling Don Heck inks, and Jack's unique polychrome color-sense to boot! Seeing these things reproduced in dodgy black-and-white magazines over the years clearly did not do them justice! I can’t remember what the original Metron piece fetched on ebay when it went up for sale a couple of years ago, but it would’ve been a bargain at twice the price! Click on any of Honest Irv’s Fourth World Thumbnails below to be whisked away by Blog-Boom Tube to the Jack Kirby Museum’s God’s Gallery! Enjoy!