Vote 2020 graphic
Everything you need to know about and expect during
the most important election of our lifetimes

What if Jack Kirby and Ed Wood teamed up to fight wizards during WWII?

In the midst of World War II, Future comics legend Jack Kirby and future so-bad-it's-entertaining director Ed Wood wake up far from their regiments and find themselves caught in a mystical battle for the fate of the world. In the strange short film The King & the Worst, take on sorcerers and gets some ideas for their future works.


This Spanish-language short by David Galán Galindo is a bit of an oddity: loopy, poorly subtitled, and leaning a bit too heavily on Wood's crossdressing for humor. But there's a wild enthusiasm that carries the film, especially when Kirby becomes the proto-Captain America figuring out how to defeat an evil wizard. With the hint of a sequel, what further adventures might this mismatched pair embark upon?

[via Gamma Squad]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter



See, I heard "Wood" and I thought "Wally Wood."