DC; January 1973
Cover by Jack Kirby
Synopsis: Entrigan and Merlin do battle with the Iron Duke and Ugly Meg, the latter a witch with inexplicably mighty powers.
Writer: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Review: Jack Kirby’s The Demon is a strange book, blending Arthurian legends with the 1970s DC universe. Kirby, as a writer, has always been a bit of a mixed bag, and this issue’s tale – featuring Entrigan’s showdown with a more-powerful-than-she-should-be witch named Ugly Meg – isn’t the easiest to follow. But the King’s art is in fine form here, and his incredible imagination is on full display; the sheer energy of this book makes up for whatever shortcomings the script may have.
Cool factor: Kirby gets his Lovecraft on with Somnambula the Dream-Beast!
Character quotable: “Ugly Meg welcomes you to her little nest of spells! Hahahah!” – Ugly Meg, a most appropriately named character.
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