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BostonNOW is, to the metro Boston commuters, the new kid on the block. For as long as I can remember (which would be 5 years since I moved to Boston in 2002), The Metro was the papier du jour. Well, the BostonNOW apparently has a comics editor. Jesse O'Brien has written a few articles for the periodical, and today he spends some time showcasing the talents of Jack Kirby. Jack Kirby is a legend among legends and, as O'Brien points out, is considered to be one of the forefathers of modern comics (along with some guy named Stan Lee). Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus is prepping to have its second volume released. For the uninformed, The Fourth World was Kirby's first major contribution to DC Comics in 1970, which was an interlocking story featuring four individual stories: The New Gods, The Forever People, Mister Miracle and Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen. It mostly revolves around Superman, but that's to be expected when it comes to DC. O'Brien gives a nice summary of what to look for in the book, and recommends that you pick up the first volume as well (because, you know, things are always better in sequence). BostonNOW is comic