In another reality Stan Lee was a beatnik... Original: Sub-Mariner #1, Marvel Comics Group, May 1968Pencils by John Buscema, inks by Sol Brodsky
2000AD went missing for five weeks at the end of 1978 and to be honest, I'm still not completely over it.
The archives have been plundered once again, readers, in order to bring you yet more comic-book gems from another reality! Before I go on (and on, and on) I would like to answer a question that I imagine at least one reader has possibly considered asking... The comics in this series have not all been … Continue reading Comics That Never Were #4 – #8
Welcome, readers, to the long-unawaited third episode in our sporadic and unreliable series in which your Uncle Rusty takes a look at comics that didn't actually exist in this universe but should have... In the 1970s (a sort of prototype version of the 1980s, but with wider ties, longer hair, and orange and brown wallpaper) … Continue reading Comics That Never Were #3
In days of yore I regularly contributed articles and such to fanzines and other small-press publications, and The Brentford Mercury -- the fanzine of Sproutlore, the Robert Rankin Appreciation Society -- was one of the most frequent recipients of my yammerings. Among my contributions to the Mercury was a short series of spoof comics and … Continue reading Altered Images: From the Pit of Forgottenness… Fyre of London!
Original: Starlord #2, 20 May 1978. Art by Brian Bolland.
Grant Wood's American Gothic is one of my favourite paintings, but I can't stop myself from tinkering with it...
(Update April 17, 2018: David Butler directed me to a tweet from DoubleZCreative -- who are certainly in a position to know -- dated 1 November 2017 that states the artist in question was John Moore.) Original post: August 1, 2017: Zig and Zag meet Judge Dredd in the first issue of Zig and Zag's … Continue reading Altered Images: Zig & Zag meet Judge Dredd!