What’s even more surprising is how The God Of Comics himself, Jack Kirby, got himself involved (Kirby is portrayed in Argo by veteran character actor – and longtime Quentin Tarantino repertory member – Michael Parks)
What could have been was an ambitious sci-fi epic destined to rival Star Wars in sheer spectacle. I myself have read the original book and I kept pondering why this hasn’t yet been optioned for the big screen
Which brings me to one of Jack Kirby’s TV animation projects…
Thundarr The Barbarian
I have had fond memories catching the show (on the old IBC13) – it was one of the better US-made animated shows during its time, with a well-conceptualized post-apocalypse milieu at that. Then I found out that among the brains behind that said show was…(drum roll please!!!) Jack frickin‘ Kirby!!!! Somehow, Kirby’s Argo misadventure was very much fresh in his mind, which should explain why Thundarr would exclaim, thusly “Lords Of Light”!!!!