Between THE NEW GODS, KAMANDI, OMAC and this, THE SANDMAN, there really wasn't a creative force as original or imaginative than Jack Kirby in the 1970's. On SANDMAN, he clearly found a kindred spirit in scripter Michael Fleisher (also responsible for the Wrath of the Spectre stories in ADVENTURE COMICS, with Jim Aparo). Some of the inks on these are by Wally Wood.
Meanwhile, I've been super busy working and teaching and getting ready for the big October Halloween blog-a-thon (check out a list of all participating sites at Branded in the 80s). I was greatly heartened tonight while browsing the Halloween aisle at the neighborhood Rite Aid by a mother and young child. She was menacing the kid with various props from the display, and he was digging it. As I walked away, she was teaching him to cackle like a witch. Maybe there's hope for the future after all...
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