"In 1970, with the popularity of Marvel Comics nearly eclipsing that of DC, publisher Carmine Infantino signed Kirby, one of Marvel's greatest creative forces, to a long contract. This coup called for Kirby to launch three books of his own design and take over one already existing title. While known for his unbridled imagination, Kirby had never actually created a comic-book feature on his own. In the past he had always been teamed up with someone such as his Golden Age partner, Joe Simon, or Marvel Comics' Stan Lee." - Robert Greenberger (DC COMICS MILLENIUM EDITION of NEW GODS #1)
The King's first three pages on his 1970 return to DC.