Thursday, 28 June 2018

Dave Kraft - Killer On The Road

I love it when writers or artists shoehorn themselves into one of their own stories, something that these days would be called an easter egg, but back then, it was just fun spotting such obvious in-jokes aimed at the reader.
Always liked Man-Wolf / Defenders scribe and FOOM editor Dave Kraft too. DAK was a long-haired rocker, like wot I was, and never missed an opportunity to title amost any story or character after a Blue Oyster Cult or Rush track, probably making devil hand signs while typing his scripts to boot.
That's Dave with Roger Slifer in FOOM #16, hitch-hiking cross country on a conventioneering vacation.
The story below always put me in mind of that photo, so here, from the Psycho 1972 annual is what I'm saying is Dave ( in spirit, if not actually in 100% likeness ), alongside artist Villanova hitch-hiking cross country on a killing spree. But where's Roger?
Well, what's left of him's in DAK's backpack.


  1. Hmm -- why give the devil a Jewish name (Jon Zimmerman)? Just wondering. Probably some in-joke.

  2. Guarantee it coming from Skywald, the kings of in-jokes!