New Gods Breakdown: An Illustrated Guide to Jack Kirby’s Creations

Alan Kistler

Alan Kistler is a freelance writer who has contributed to and He is a freelance video editor who occasionally acts in independent film projects. His blog is located at

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7 Responses

  1. Russ Rogers says:

    I can't say that I understand the New Gods more. But I can enjoy my incomprehension more now that Alan Kistler has defined it. Thanks. Very funny.

    • Alan Kistler says:

      sorry this guide wasn't more helpful, Russ. Anything else I can clear up directly?

      • Lord Snooty says:

        Only thing I'm left wondering with all this fifth world and the "gods" dead is the name change !! The newer gods ??? or the neXt gods ???

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wow, I finally get it. Thanks, man. I was wondering why Gog was so huge and just what the anti-life equation was supposed to do. And I didn't know that about the Martian Manhunter having a past with Darkseid. When was that established?- Danny

    • Alan Kistler says:

      It was revealed during the final story arc of the Martian Manhunter ongoing series, as written by our own John Ostrander (and why the Hell hasn't that stuff been collected, btw??).