Jack Kirby DC Checklist With Collections

After reading Jack Kirby’s The Losers and writing about it, I got to wondering about what exactly The King did for DC and how much of it is collected in one way or another. As usual, I headed over to Wikipedia, but his bibliography page is pretty much a mess. Then I thought about heading over to ComicBookDB.com, but I didn’t see a way to streamline the search and didn’t feel like going through Kirby’s five decade career. So, I figured I’d use a combination of sources and put a list together myself and include links to Amazon where you can buy your own copies. Now mind you, some of these collections contain other material that isn’t Kirby, like the Archives and Showcases. Here’s what I came up with. I didn’t count just covers or pin-ups for the most part (which is why the Super Powers comics aren’t on here even though he plotted and did covers) and I’m sure I’m missing a lot of stuff. Feel free to let me know what I forgot in the comment section. And away we go.

ORIGINAL COMICS & COLLECTIONS

ADVENTURE COMICS #72-97, 100-102, Featuring Sandman; #250-256 Featuring Green Arrow (1958)The Green Arrow By Jack Kirby (#250-256)
The Sandman By Joe Simon & Jack Kirby (#72-97, 100-102)
Showcase Presents Green Arrow Vol. 1 [black and white] (#250-256)

ALL STAR COMICS #15-17, 19, Featuring Sandman (1943)All Star Archives Vol. 3 (#14)
All Star Archives Vol. 4 (#15-17)
All Star Archives Vol. 5 (#19)

CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #1 (1941)Shazam Archives Vol. 2 (#1)

CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #1–8 (1958-59)Challengers of the Unknown Archives Vol. 1 (#1-2)
Challengers of the Unknown Archives Vol. 2 ( #3-8)
Showcase Presents Challengers of the Unknown Archives Vol. 1 [black and white] (#1-8)

DC WHO’S WHO #2, 3, 6, 8-18, 20, 22, 25 [New Gods Entries] (1985)Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 4 (#2, 3, 6, 8-18, 20, 22, 25)

DEMON #1–16 (1972-74)Jack Kirby’s The Demon (#1-16)

1st ISSUE SPECIAL #1 [Atlas], 5 [Manhunter], 6 [Dingbats of Danger Street] (1975)Superman: The Coming Of Atlas (#1)
#5 and 6 Not Collected

FORBIDDEN TALES OF DARK MANSION #6 (1972)Not Collected

FOREVER PEOPLE #1–11 (1971-72)Jack Kirby’s Forever People [black and white] (#1-11)
Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 1 (#1-3)
Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 2 (#4-6)
Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 3 (#8-10)
Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 4 (#11)

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #84 [“The Negative Man”] (1959)Showcase Presents House Of Mystery Vol. 1 [black and white] (#84)

HUNGER DOGS (1985)Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 4 (#1)

JUSTICE, INC. #2–4 (1975)Not Collected

KAMANDI #1–40 (1972-76)Kamandi Archives Vol. 1 (#1-10)
Kamandi Archives Vol. 2 (#11-20)
#21-40 Not Collected

KOBRA #1 (1976)Kobra: Resurrection (#1)

MISTER MIRACLE #1–18 (1971-74)Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 1 (#1-3)
Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 2 (#4-6)
Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 3 (#7-9)
Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 4 (#10-18)
Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Featuring Mister Miracle [black and white] (#11-18) <is this right?>
Jack Kirby’s Mister Miracle [black and white] (#1-10)

MY GREATEST ADVENTURE #15 (1957) [“I Found the City Under the Sea”]Pulp Fiction Library – Mystery In Space (#15)

NEW GODS #1–11 (1971-72)Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 1 (#1-3)
Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 2 (#4-6)
Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 3 (#7-10)
Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 4 (#11)
Jack Kirby’s New Gods [black and white] (#1-11)

NEW GODS REPRINT SERIES #1-6 [New Covers, “Even Gods Must Die” in #6] (1984)Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 4 (#1-6, covers and “Even Gods Must Die”)

O.M.A.C. #1–8 (1974)Jack Kirby’s O.M.A.C. (#1-8)

OUR FIGHTING FORCES #151-162 (1974-75)Jack Kirby’s The Losers (#151-162)

REAL FACT COMICS #1 (1946) [“Rocket Lanes of Tomorrow”]Pulp Fiction Library – Mystery In Space (#1)

SANDMAN #1, 4-6 (1974-76)The Sandman By Joe Simon & Jack Kirby (#1)
#4-6 Not Collected

SHOWCASE #6, 7, 11, 12, Featuring the Challengers of the Unknown (1957)Challengers of the Unknown Archives Vol. 1 (#6, 7, 11, 12)

STAR SPANGLED COMICS #7-30,53-56,58-59, Featuring the Newsboy Legion (1942-46)The Newsboy Legion By Joe Simon & Jack Kirby Vol. 1 (#7-32)

SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #133-139, 141-148 (1970-72)Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 1 (#133-139)
Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 2 (#141-145)
Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 3 (#136-148)
Jimmy Olsen Adventures By Jack Kirby Vol. 1 (#133-139, 141)
Jimmy Olsen Adventures By Jack Kirby Vol. 2 (#142-148, 150)
Superman In The Seventies (#133)

WEIRD MYSTERY TALES #1-3 [“Horoscope Phenomenon or Witch Queen of Ancient Sumeria?” “Toxl the World Killer!” and “The Burners!” respectively] (1972)Not Collected

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #6-7, Featuring Sandman (1942); 96-99 Featuring Green Arrow (1958)The Green Arrow By Jack Kirby (#96-99)
The Sandman By Joe Simon & Jack Kirby (#6-7)
Showcase Presents: Green Arrow Vol. 1 [black and white] (#96-99)

COLLECTIONS FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES

Challengers of the Unknown Archives Vol. 1 Showcase#6-7, 11-12, Challengers #1-2

The Green Arrow By Jack KirbyAdventure Comics #250–256; World’s Finest Comics #96-99

Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Vol. 1 Forever People #1-3, Mister Miracle #1-3, The New Gods #1-3 and Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #133-139

Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Vol. 2 Forever People #4-6, Mister Miracle #4-6, The New Gods #4-6 and Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #141-145

Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Vol. 3 Forever People #7-10, Mister Miracle #7-10, The New Gods #7-10 and Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #146-148

Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Vol. 4 DC Who’s Who #2, 3, 6, 8-18, 20, 22, 25, Forever People #11,Mister Miracle #11-18, The New Gods #11, “Even Gods Must Die” from The New Gods (vol. 2) #6, DC Graphic Novel #4: The Hunger Dogs, “On the Road to Armagetto!” (previously unpublished)

Pulp Fiction Library – Mystery In Space My Greatest Adventure #15m Real Fact Comics #1 and 31 other short stories not by Kirby

The Sandman By Joe Simon & Jack Kirby World’s Finest Comics #6-7, Adventure Comics #72-97, #100-102, Sandman #1


Showcase Presents Challengers of the Unknown Archives Vol. 1
Showcase #6-7, 11-12, Challengers #1-17 [black and white]


Showcase Presents Green Arrow Vol. 1
Adventure Comics #250–266, 268–269; Brave and the Bold #50, 71, 85; Justice League of America #4; World’s Finest Comics #95–140 [black and white]

It’s good to see that nearly everything has been collected in one form or another. I’d like to see DC abandon the Archives idea for Kamandi and instead do the amazing “Jack Kirby’s” series that they’ve done for Fourth World, O.M.A.C., Losers, Sandman, Newsboy Legion and hopefully others. I’d like to see the same thing done for Challengers of the Unknown. The Showcase books are okay, but you’ve really got to see Kirby’s art in color to truly enjoy it. A Justice Inc. trade collecting all four issues of that mini series wouldn’t surprise me, especially with him being one of the characters revived in the pages of First Wave. I also wouldn’t mind seeing the remaining miscellany collected in one big volume like the Across the Universe: The DC Universe Stories of Alan Moore which was later added to and renamed DC Universe: The Stories Of Alan Moore. I’d be happy if that included the random horror stories, the rest of the Sandman stuff (both golden and silver age), the Green Arrow stuff in color and whatever else I surely missed. Again, drop me a comment if you know of something I forgot and I’ll add it in.

5 thoughts on “Jack Kirby DC Checklist With Collections

  1. I believe DC is coming out with a first volume of Simon & Kirby Boy Commandos this Fall. It will be interesting to see how the reproduction compares to the Sandman and Newsboy Legion volumes. I have heard a lot of pros and cons about both of those collections.

    1. No worries Marty. I haven’t gotten my hands on the Sandman or Newsboy books, what are the complaints? I would imagine it’s not easy getting a really good looking reprint of such old material.

      1. One of the biggest complaints seems to be that the original comic art doesn’t proportionately fit the dimensions of the reprint volumes so that there is very little space between pages and it just looks odd. In the Sandman volume it appears that the pages were scanned from the original comics but very little clean up or color correction was done. In the Newsboy Legion book, the scans from the original comics have been cleaned up (without altering the art). And on both books the printing feels a bit too dark. However, what I really like is that DC scanned the original comics and didn’t re-draw or trace over the old art like Marvel does with their Golden Age reprints.

      2. That’s interesting. I haven’t gotten my hands on either of those books collecting his much earlier stuff, but I hope to during the next con season. The older the originals, I assume the harder it is to reprint well. Thanks for reading and posting!

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