Thursday, 14 April 2016
Y'know that one comic in your collection that just becomes unaccountably iconic solely to you? Maybe there's more than one ( in fact there's probably a few ), but I'm talking about that book that hits you at just the right moment and swerves you off course into another whole universe, forcing you into gasping the inevitable phrase: Why didn't I know about this stuff before???!!
So here's a strip from one of mine on that list, Eerie #68, the first Warren book I ever took notice of. Luckily, Jim Warren must've known I was coming, as he filled this issue with Jose Ortiz' Coffin, Berni Wrightson's The Muck Monster, Paul Neary's Hunter 2 and Esteban Maroto's Fafhrd & The Grey Mouser homage Deep Brown & Jorum. Not a filler in the pack.
Oh, and here's Budd Lewis & Leo Sanchez introducing us to Godeye.
Godeye is a brilliant, funny strip, a parody of John Carter / Gullivar Jones / Neverwhere etc etc. that really shoud've been a serial. And best of all, you don't even need to be 9 year old me to love it.
There was a sequel: Goodbye Yellow Brick Rhode, but it wasn't as much fun, having a script that tries a little too hard, and art from Carmine Infantino at his most angular. In the interests of completism, however: