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Comics Are Awesome #32

Spaceman 6

Yeah, that happened.

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Good one Bill! Love that cover.

Fun fact: that cover artist is Joe Maneely, very respected among his peers and one of Stan Lee’s favorite artists at Atlas/Marvel. He died in a commuter train accident in 1958 and Stan Lee often said if he was around for the change to Marvel Age of comics in 1961 he definitely would have been one of his major collaborators along with Kirby and Ditko. He was one of Lee’s favorites, plus he was exceptionally fast.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Maneely

My fave Maneely cover:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RingoKid16.jpg

Speculation on how different the early Marvel age of comics might have been if Maneely lived:
http://www.comicartville.com/vassallomaneely.htm

Anyway, always good to see a Maneely cover.

The All-Smelling Nose of Agamotto

April 10, 2010 at 9:41 am

Obviously the tentacles are a metaphor for the insidious spread of ignorance and disinformation perpetrated on the unsuspected masses by the monstrous controlling forces of Big Money and special interest groups.

Tom Fitzpatrick

April 10, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Soooooo, is this the first appearance of “tentacle-rape”?

Ah, good. I’m not the only one that adds completely unsubstantiated metaphors to poorly done sci-fi movies.

incredibly sexist. What an outrage!

The Mad Monkey

April 10, 2010 at 2:17 pm

“Big Money” would explain why the tentacled creature is green…

@TOM not to well versed in traditional japanese art, huh?

"O" the Humanatee!

April 10, 2010 at 2:57 pm

It happened to me once. You wouldn’t believe how long it takes to pick astronaut flesh out from between one’s slavering fangs.

I like to think that the comma in the title is really an accent and the guy is really called Speed C. Spacemán.
Why do I like to think these kind of things? Beats me.

Yeah, T., I love me some Maneely. I mean, look at that tentacled beastie. That’s drop-dead gorgeous.

@ T:

Great links. I had no idea who Joe Maneely was.

Is that a surfboard stuck in the sand in the background? What a bad time for Norrin Radd to be off talking to chicks up at the Orange Julius stand, he’s never around when you need him.

There’s a missprint on the cover. It’s supposed to be ‘TWO Things from Outer Space’. Fortunately, the green tentacled fellow was able to defeat the things from space before they could cause any destruction.

Great info thanks T

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