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COMIC LEGEND: Venture Brothers was originally intended as a comic book.
The Venture Brothers is an excellent television series that is ostensibly about the grown son of a scientist adventurer who is, himself, a scientist adventurer now with his two sons (the “Venture Brothers” in the title of the series)…
but that’s really just a drop in the bucket of what the Venture Brothers is about. The series doesn’t just satirize the world of Jonny Quest, but also G.I. Joe and countless other comic book concepts. The comic book connections to the series are many. The first DVD collection of the series even had artwork by the legendary comic book artist Bill Sienkiewicz…
However, interestingly enough, the series was first intended AS a comic book!
Series creator Christopher McCulloch (who uses the pseudonym Jackson Publick for the series) was a longtime animation writer and storyboard artist (most notably for Ben Edlund’s Tick series) when he started up the Monkeysuit Anthology with a few other cartoonists who worked in animation. The series ran for a few issues over a couple of years at the turn of the 21st Century.
Thanks to Travis Pelkie for the head’s up about this information!
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