DC; January 1973
Cover by Jack Kirby

Title: Untitled
Entrigan and Merlin do battle with the Iron Duke and Ugly Meg, the latter a witch with inexplicably mighty powers.

Writer: Jack Kirby
Penciler: Kirby
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.

Grade: B

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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