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The New Gods (1971) - #1
"Orion Fights For Earth"
DC Comics

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Jack 'King' Kirby

Jack 'King' Kirby

Vincent Joseph Colletta - 'Vince / Vinnie / P. Zorito'

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Jack 'King' Kirby

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Cover Date: Feb/Mar 1971
Cover Price: US $ 0.15

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

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Orion is summoned back to New Genesis, where he and Highfather learn that Orion's destiny is on Apokalips & Earth. Traveling to Apokalips, Orion discovers a group of Earthlings captured by Darkseid. Freeing them and their captor Kalibak, Orion departs to Earth to fulfill his destiny! And what is the secret being kept from Orion?

Reprinted/Collected in:
DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection [GER] (2015) #84
DC Comics Presents: Darkseid War 100-Page Super Spectacular (2016) #1
DC Omnibus - Il Quarto Mondo di Jack Kirby (2012) HC vol. 01
Jack Kirby Anthologie (2012) HC
Jack Kirby New Gods Artist's Edition (2014) HC vol. 19
Jack Kirby New Gods Artist's Edition (2014) HC vol. 19 (Variant Edition)
Jack Kirby The Fourth World Omnibus (2017) Omnibus HC
Jack Kirby's Fourth World (2007) Omnibus HC vol. 01
Jack Kirby's Fourth World (2007) Omnibus SC vol. 01
Millennium Edition:... (2000) New Gods 1
New Gods (1984) #1
The New Gods (1971) TPB

Contains "A Visit With Jack Kirby:, an essay by Marv Wolfman.
First appearances of Orion, Lightray, High-Father, Metron, Para Demons, Kalibak, New Genesis, and Apokolips.

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Victor Lanza
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Dave Lincoln
  Harvey Lockman
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An image for Orion (DC) exists Orion (DC)
Claudia Shane
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Apokolips (DC)
Lowlies/Hunger Dogs (DC)
  New Gods (DC)
Parademons (DC)

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