We're indebted to ( as that bloke on That's Life used to say ) our blog pal & fellow FOOBA Chris A. who reminded me of this beauty following my post of In Deep last week.
In what you could look at as a sort of dry run for The Studio, in 1970 no less a Fab Four than Berni Wrightson, Jeff Jones, Mika Kaluta & Bruce Jones got together to self-publish this, the one and only issue of Abyss. And, I believe, lost money on it!
Most of the pieces here have been reprinted over the years, so if you have any old Unknown Worlds Of Science Fiction's or Epic's, you will have seen a lot of this already. But some you absolutely won't.
And anyway, it's these guys.
As I said in the comments to In Deep, Bruce Jones has long been one of my favourite comic writers, reminding me of the great Archie Goodwin in his inability to tell a bad story, and I always loved his Al Williamson inspired art. Yes, he used a lot of photo reference, but it still works, and I wish he'd done more.
And as for Jeff, Berni & Mike... Well, d'you need me to say anything at all?
I should, by the way, apologize to the scanner who originally posted the signed Wrightson pages. I'd genuinely credit you if I could locate where I got these from. No rip-off intended, so if you own the original pages, let me know.
And as a bonus, here's the promotional portfolio the boys put out to sell the book. And they STILL lost money!
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