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There are obvious similarities between Darth Vader and Doctor Doom (both are evil warlords who hide their scarred faces behind hightech body armor and a cloak). The father/son relationship between Darth/Luke is similar to Darkseid/Orion from New Gods, and The Source has some similarities to The Force (also from New Gods)
As the director of Masters of the Universe, it was a pleasure to see that someone got it. Your comparison of the film to Kirby’s New Gods was not far off. In fact, the storyline was greatly inspired by the classic Fantastic Four/Doctor Doom epics, The New Gods and a bit of Thor thrown in here and there. I intended the film to be a “motion picture comic book,” though it was a tough proposition to sell to the studio at the time. “Comics are just for kids,” they thought. They would not allow me to hire Jack Kirby who I desperately wanted to be the conceptual artist for the picture…
I grew up with Kirby’s comics (I’ve still got all my Marvels from the first issue of Fantastic Four and Spider-Man through the time Kirby left) and I had great pleasure meeting him when he first moved to California. Since that time I enjoyed the friendship of Jack and Roz and was lucky enough to spend many hours with Jack, hearing how he created this character and that one, why a villain has to be even more powerful than a hero, and on and on. Jack was a great communicator, and listening to him was always an education. You might be interested to know that I tried to dedicate Masters of Universe to Jack Kirby in the closing credits, but the studio took the credit out.
Still, whether the film was literally a Fourth World remake or not, the devotion to the work of Jack Kirby remains, and it is quite interesting on Goddard’s part.
Otra interesante nota sobre est tema:Jack Kirby,el héroe abandonado de la aventura de Marvel en Hollywood:http://herocomplex.latimes.com/uncategorized/jack-kirby-the-forgotten-hero-in-marvels-grand-hollywood-adventure/
Frank Zappa habló sobre la influencia de Jack Kirby en las creaciones de George Lucas:http://www.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2009/12/07/frank-zappa-to-jack-kirby-i-could-have-scored-star-wars
Cuenta Scott Fresina en el último número de Jack Kirby Colector Fifty -Five, como visitando a su estudio pudo ver varias fotos de el Rey Kirby con celebridades, una de esa fotos eran la de este enorme músico que es Frank Zappa, genio musical, compositor, productor , guitarrista y una estrella del Rock mas original e ironica que ha dado EEUUU. preguntado Kirby confirma la amistad (eran incluso vecinos) además cuenta como el músico creo una canción basado en uno de sus comics. La canción es “Billy the Mountain.” y que esta basada en "JIM #68—the monster was Spragg, the Living Mountain". Una anecdota más aparecida en la revista Royal Flush confirma esta amistad estrecha, Ahmet uno de los cuatro hijos de Zappa cuenta que cuando a su padre le ofrecieron realizar la música de Star Wars,éste se nego de plano,la razón, él creía fuertemente que Darth Vader era el Doctor Doom y la "Fuerza" era copia de "la fuente" http://lanuez.blogspot.com.ar/2010/10/frank-zappa-y-jack-kirby.html