Thursday, October 25, 2007

marvel horror

Somehow I managed to post today's comics post yesterday, yesterday's the day before, and so and so forth. So rather than lagging a day behind, I'm just going to post an extra today, so now I'm a day ahead and blah blah blah blah anyway, here are some Marvel horror covers from the 1970s. They don't really jazz me up as much as the DC stuff from the same era. Most of the Marvel horror titles were either reprints of their pre-superhero era monster stories (often by Jakc Kirby) or were somehow tied in to Marvel's superhero comics (as with Man-Thing, Brother Voodoo, Werewolf by Night, even their Dracula character fought the X-Men). Some of them were actually pretty cool, I'm just not that psyched about Marvel that much these days. They do get credit for releasing something called "Giant-Size Man-Thing" though. Actually, out of all of these, "Man-Thing" is probably the most interesting, as it was written by the great Steve Gerber (it's also where Gerber's Howard the Duck was first introduced). "The Golem," adapted into comics by Len Wein (ironically, co-creator of Swamp Thing, DC's counterpart to Marvel/Gerber's Man-Thing), is also pretty interesting in that he's a comic book superhero/monster character adapted from Jewish mythology. Even though for many years comics were primarily created by Jewish artists and writers, there wasn't necessarily alot of Jewish culture represented in the comics themselves, so "The Golem" is something a little different, and that's good for something.













Tomorrow I'll be posting some Marvel horror magazine stuff, which is generally a bit more interesting. Later tonight I'll be posting my film review. This time it's actor-turned-director David Arquette's political slasher film "The Tripper." It's good. Seriously...
Until then...

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