Wednesday, June 02, 2010
#194: No More People (Mondegreen)
When I finally got a copy I was stunned. The art, by Alan Weiss, who is now a close pal of mine, was nothing short of amazing. The story was, well bizarre, but then again it was written by Steve Gerber, a man who created Howard The Duck and also brought us Giant-Size Man-Thing. I had the chance to speak to Steve before he passed away, what a guy, as funny as you'd want and as generous as they came.
There's another story I could tell about Stan Lee and Kiss, but I'll hold that back for the time being.
Now I have no idea if that's the truth, or not, but damned if it doesn't make for a great story. Now if only Kiss would actually pay the original creative teams royalties each time they reprint the stories, but then that'd be asking too much, wouldn't it?
What we do have left is some incredible art and a story that was as wild as they come. No matter how bad the reprints look, and frankly they look horrid, the original comic book is well worth tracking down, which is what I'm going to start doing.
Oh, and don't bother looking for any of the original art from the book, Gene bought it all at the time.