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Friday’s Retro-Cosmic Trivia ANSWERS!

So… whose nerd-fu was the mightiest? Let’s find out!

First of all, this was apparently one of the harder ones for our players, and I can tell that they all were honest because there were a couple of booby-trapped questions in there where Google would have given it to you but would have left some essential piece out.

Therefore, much applause is due to all our contestants for both their willingness to take a swing at it and also for their ethics and integrity; Steve Rogers would be proud. Big ups to John Trumbull, Travis Pelkie, Edo Bosnar, Ryan Stevens, Keith Morgan, Alicia Domres, Brock Leahy, Vance Barry, Mike Dale, and Laverne Hunter. Heroes all!

There were sixteen questions, but some of the questions had multiple-part answers and each one was worth a point. So if someone named, say, four members of the Star Hunters but blanked on the others, they still got four points for their answer. And sometimes someone thought of something I myself had forgotten, or in a couple of cases brought up an answer I had not considered but could be seen as equally valid, and in those cases I always gave the contestant the point. It was a very tight race– the tightest we’ve had yet.

So first, let’s see the answers, shall we? And then we’ll name the winner.

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1. Who shattered the board of the Silver Surfer during a battle that raged from Asgard to Earth? (It was NOT Thor.)

That was Durok the Demolisher, in Thor #193.

Durok was a mindless construct, a creation of Loki using the stolen Odin-ring. He wasn’t much for strategy… for him it was all about breaking stuff. I bought this one off the stands, way back when, and I have to admit that when youthful me saw him break the Surfer’s board, it was unsettling.

Fortunately, it got fixed on the same page, but still, that moment stuck with me for years. As you all can see, since it was the first thing I thought of for this quiz.

2. Fredric Brown’s “Arena” has been loosely adapted for television more than once… Star Trek did it, The Outer Limits did it, even Space: 1999 did it. When did COMICS do it– more faithfully than any of the others named above?

That was Gerry Conway, John Buscema, and Dick Giordano in Worlds Unknown #4.

They just did Brown’s story straight off the page as he’d originally written it.

It was reprinted in Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction Giant-Size Special #1, and I’d have taken either as the correct answer. One contestant said “the adaptation in Unknown Worlds” and that was fine too.

3. We all know Spider-Man’s first time on a spaceship was rescuing astronaut John Jameson way back in Amazing Spider-Man #1 …but what was the SECOND time Spidey went into space on a ship?

Ah, that’s a tricky one. In the comics, it took quite a while; over a decade later, as nearly as I can tell. It was in the pages of Marvel Team-Up #54. Spider-Man had got snarled up in a secret government mess involving the Hulk and Woodgod…

…which ended with Spider-Man accidentally getting shot into space, and even the Hulk was unable to stop it.

Fortunately, in Marvel Team-Up #55, Adam Warlock happens along to rescue him.

Since the launch was a cliffhanger that wrapped up in the following issue, I accepted either #54 or #55 as correct. Those comics came out in 1977. But technically, the web-slinger’s second time in outer space was quite a bit sooner.

In the Saturday morning cartoon series from 1967, Spider-Man flies a spaceship to another planet to free its enslaved population, in a truly insane episode called PHANTOM FROM THE DEPTHS OF TIME.

This was actually done as a cost-saving measure– it’s because the show’s producers were recycling a bunch of characters and backgrounds from another cartoon, a sort of science fiction thing called Rocket Robin Hood, and shoe-horning Spidey in there. The results were frankly demented. I’d try to describe it for you, but… to be honest, words fail me. You can watch it here if you like. And enjoy that swingin’ jazz soundtrack.

I’d have taken either answer– I was looking for the comic, but Mike Dale reminded me about the cartoon and it WAS the second time chronologically, so I decided either one counted as correct.

4. Logan the Sandman, in his first original, non-adaptation comic-book adventure, traded his blaster pistol for his older ‘six-shooter’ multiple-function cartridge gun. What WERE those cartridges’ various functions?

The interesting thing about this, at least to me, is that at the same time William Nolan was trying to bring his Logan novels in line with the movie, Marvel was trying to bring its movie-based Logan comic closer to the novels.

So, as was pointed out by a commenter last week, both the comic and the novels landed in more or less the same place– a sort of survivalist take on Logan in the ruins of the domed city. I don’t think it was planned; I think it was a case of two different writers each trying to reverse-engineer a series out of the same story, and their extrapolations ran in parallel.

Marvel’s Logan’s Run scripter John Warner had certainly read the original Logan’s Run novel and he was sneaking in bits of lore from that book. One of them was Logan’s DS Gun, which had six different charges in each magazine: tangler, nitro, vapor, ripper, needler– and the homer, a heatseeker that was impossible for its victim to dodge. Warner clearly thought this gun was as badass as I did when I first read the novel, and he made it a point to get it back into the comics. But he fiddled with the names a bit.

Warner called the varying cartridges web, drill, rip, flash, cloud, and the homer was now seeker. I’d have taken either Warner’s names or Nolan’s as the correct answer; a couple of contestants named the ones from the novel, but only Edo Bosnar had the revised version from the comics.

5. Name all of the Star Hunters.

That would be these folks:

Darcy Vale, Donovan Flint, Dr. Bruce Sellers, Dr. Theodore McGavin, Jake Hammersmith, and Mindy Yano. Their ship was the Sunrider. A lot of folks got this one despite the comics never having been reprinted; most said they found the Star Hunters in their copies of Who’s Who, the page reprinted above. Still, the actual series deserves a reprint collection just for the stunning Don Newton artwork. Get on that, would you, DC?

6. Okay, now, name the Six From Sirius.

The actual six were Starn, Zematin-Lar , Skreed, LeMasque, Jakosa Lone, and Grod. Although Phaedra was a supporting character, if someone threw in her name too I decided it counted. I can be charitable, sometimes.

7. And finally in the name department, who was it that named Warlock “Adam”?

Some folks said it was the High Evolutionary, but that is not so. When Warlock landed on Counter-Earth, he was just “Warlock.” His first name of “Adam” was bestowed upon him by the groovy hippie teens that found him.

Specifically, it was Ellie Roberts. Because she cared dammit! Several of our contestants said “the teens that found him” and I gave them half-credit, but only Ryan Stevens named Ellie specifically.


8. What planet does the ruthless alien MONGUL originally come from?

This was a trick question, because no one knows.

Seriously. When Mongul showed up in the pages of DC Comics Presents, he was just an angry former dictator who’d been chased off his home planet by a populace that had finally had enough. That’s all we were told; the place was never named, and though the vanished creators of Warworld were named– the Warzoon– those weren’t Mongul’s people. Mongul was STEALING the key to Warworld from a Warzoon crypt. He blackmailed Superman into helping him do it and Warworld is where he’s hung out ever since. But he’s not FROM there.

Since Jim Starlin was drawing the book at the time, one may be forgiven for thinking Mongul’s one more product of his love for beetle-browed cosmic conquerors with super-strength and odd headgear. But he’s actually the creation of Len Wein, who wanted a villain that was a physical match for Superman (though Wein also says he kind of designed him with Starlin in mind.) Mongul seems to have slid past the whole DC Crisis reboot thing with his status unchanged, although Ryan Stevens pointed out that Mongul II was said to be from Debstam II in Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps. I gave him an extra half-point for that, although I don’t think that’s decisive enough to say it was the original Mongul’s homeworld as well. The guy got around.

As far as I know Mongul hasn’t made his New 52 debut yet… when he does, maybe he’ll get his home planet named then.

9. What was the secret everyone was after in the pages of SHATTER?

The secret of Shatter’s “golden brain” — which is to say, when artificial skills and talents were injected into him through treated RNA harvested from genuinely talented folks, he retained them permanently.

That’s kind of a vague goal and I got several half-remembered shots at it… things like “the secret of creativity” or “the secret of RNA transfer” and I generally gave credit for anything that was in the ballpark. There was also a plot point Keith Morgan reminded me about where everyone was after the original formula for Coca-Cola and I gave him credit for that as well.

But Shatter as a comic wasn’t really about the story. It was more about the milieu… it was the “first computerized comic!” which in the 1980s meant you were working with stuff like MacDraw.

What it really wanted to be was Blade Runner-style cyberpunk, and it got pretty close sometimes. Looking at it now, it seems sort of quaint.

There was some crabbing about how Shatter was too obscure to be a fair question, which just makes me laugh and laugh because the fact that it’s hard is kind of the point. But really, Burgas wrote it up on this very blog a while back and handed you the answer. So, again, applause to all you folks who didn’t Google for it because you’d have found it RIGHT HERE.

10. What did the Green Lantern Tomar-Re consider to be his greatest failure?

Failing to save the planet Krypton from destruction.

Tomar-Re took it pretty hard and carried around the guilt for years, until the Guardians finally decided to let him off the hook, more or less right before he was supposed to retire.

Why did they wait so long?

Because the Guardians are dicks. Duh. If you are a regular Green Lantern reader you already know this. Someday I’m going to do one of those list-style columns about all the different times the Guardians have been shitty to their GL Corps for no good reason.

11. Who is Arno Stark forced to battle to the death in the IRON MAN 2020 graphic novel?

That was the evil industrialist Marcus Wellington.

Not a nice guy at all. Despite it being the far future of 2020, I think Wellington might have been one of the earliest evil industrialists who climbed into his own armor himself to fight Iron Man, instead of having some lackey do it.

12. Green kryptonite kills Kryptonians, red kryptonite’s effects are unpredictable, and gold kryptonite permanently removes the superpowers of a Kryptonian. But what do blue kryptonite, white kryptonite, and jewel kryptonite do?

White kryptonite kills plants, and blue kryptonite am deadly to Bizarros.

Jewel kryptonite is a more interesting case. No one quite knew what the hell it did at first, not even Superman.

But what it really does– wait for it– is amplify the mental powers of those imprisoned in the Phantom Zone. It was something the evil Jax-Ur engineered during a trip to the past, making sure that the material from Krypton’s Jewel Mountains would show up right when he needed it.

Because, you know, just going to Jor-El’s place and strangling baby Kal-El in his crib was too easy. In the sixties, and even well into the seventies, defeating Superman or killing him was never enough. You had to really mess with his head first.

13. When the Skrulls sold Ben Grimm into slavery, who were the buyers? And what did they give the Skrulls for ol’ Blue Eyes?

That was Boss Barker of the Skrull slave planet Kral, and they wanted Ben for their gladiator arena.

And as you can see from the flyer he’s holding, Barker got him for a mere ten perfect power stones… though John Trumbull reminded me that really, Barker only put one stone down as payment and told the Skrulls they’d get the rest later once he’s seen Ben perform in the arena. So he got full credit even though he didn’t name the planet.

14. When BUCK ROGERS crossed over to television, which of the other characters on the show also originated in the comics?

Well, there was Buck himself, of course. Technically, he’s excluded from the question but since almost everyone mentioned him anyway I decided what the hell, it’s a free point.

But characters from the original strip other than Buck himself was what I was looking for. Specifically, his gal pal Wilma Deering….

The somewhat befuddled but kindly Dr. Huer…

“Killer” Kane and his vicious moll Ardala

Oddly, on the television show their power dynamic was reversed– Ardala was Princess Ardala and Kane was her henchman. But they were there.

And finally, the one most of our players missed– the Tiger Man.

Actually, in the strip it was Tiger Men, plural– they were who Buck and Wilma found waiting for them on their first flight to Mars. On the show, there was only the one, and he was Princess Ardala’s bodyguard… mostly a generic thug. But the character was originally from the comic strip, so I counted him.

15. The original Planet of the Apes movie was the story of the astronaut Taylor and his adventures with the sympathetic ape scientists Cornelius and Zira. The Planet of the Apes television series was the tale of astronauts Virdon and Burke on the run with the sympathetic ape historian Galen. Who were the human-and-sympathetic-ape stars of Marvel’s TERROR ON THE PLANET OF THE APES?

The cast grew over the run of the book, but in the beginning it was the human Jason, an impulsive kid with anger-management issues, and his chimpanzee friend Alexander, forever doomed to try and calm Jason down.

Later there was a girl human added, Malaguena, and those who mentioned her got a point as well.

Doug Moench and Mike Ploog were doing amazing work on this, and it’s a damn crime no one can seem to sort out the reprint rights. Boom! almost did one a while ago but it fell through. Pity.

16. With whom did Captain Mar-Vell have his epic shootout at the O.K. Space Station?

That was The Stranger.

And why did the residents think he was a marshal in the first place?

Because Mar-Vell wore a star on his chest, pardner.

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This was a real squeaker; only one point separated the top three. In third place, with 21 points, was Keith Morgan. Second place, with 21 and a half points, was John Trumbull.

And a mere half-point ahead of John, with a full 22 points, was Edo Bosnar! So he takes the Star Trek and Spectre books.

Congratulations to Ed and thanks again to all our contestants– I hope everyone had fun. I always do.

See you next week.

22 Comments

ARRRGH!!! I was thinking that the Marvel Team-Up with Adam Warlock was the second time Spider-Man went into space, but I talked myself out of that as my answer, as I figured that SURELY Spidey must’ve gone up into space sometime before the mid-70s. That’ll teach me! :)

Thanks for doing this again, Greg! I had fun.

The biggest reason I didn’t even try to enter this is because the only one I would have known is the question about Shatter. My Bronze Age comics ownership-fu is WEAK!!!!!

I knew Tomar-Re was the one tasked with saving Krypton, mostly because the Guardians made a habit of showing up in Superman’s book then and, well, being dicks. They also told Supes he was making people soft by making them depend on him. Why? Because they had a Kryptonian monkey they could make dance. This must have been about the same time Green Arrow told them to take a hike, so they couldn’t just be dicks to Hal whenever they wanted.

I had four of the 5 Buck Rogers, but otherwise, I was toast. Congrats to the winners!

Travis Pelkie

May 23, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Damn, nice work Edo!

The one I knew was the Tomar-Re one, and I actually remembered the blue Kryptonite one (then looked it up right after I typed the answers and saw the other 2, and said ARGH!). I think that may have been all I got.

I’m going to look up my email later and include my “humorous” answers here for all to see.

Oh, you did that, too, Travis? :)

I didn’t come close to winning–of course I should’ve looked up the Star Hunters in the Who’s Who, and figured the star thing with Mar-Vell, and taken a guess with Wilma Deering (who I knew to be in the comics)–but I got my name in the article twice, so my sleuthing turned up some stuff.

Travis Pelkie

May 24, 2014 at 12:06 am

This is what I sent to Greg.

Ah, what the hell, I’ll try it without looking anything up. Allegedly humorous answers as well.

1. Board shatterer — Blastaar?

2. Arena — Let’s say an issue of Marvel Feature.

3. Spidey on a spaceship — I’m guessing it’s more recent than one would think, but let’s say it’s around issue 110, and he had to help John Jameson again cuz the big baby got an owie from another moon rock.

4. Logan’s six shooters — 1. would compel you to SLEEP! 2. electric pulse 3. lasers 4. tear gas 5. regular ol’ bullets 6. “growth enhancement” (I dunno!)

5. Star Hunters — Ric Starr (and I did cheat and look at the GCD listing for Threshold, the recent nuDC space book, but I have a feeling I’m wrong and the listing is really vague anyway. That last issue was a sweet meta story) … um, the lady, some big dude, and I have no idea.

6. Six From Sirius — Howard Stern, Opie and Anthony…oh, sorry, that’s the start of six from SiriusXM. Those 6 on the cover, and I’m guessing both the ladies have those up-pointy breasts that all the ladies that Gulacy draws have. I Siriusly don’t know. HA!!!

7. Adam Warlock — I would guess it’s the High Evolutionary, actually. I was going to say one of the scientist dudes who created him, but H.E. probably did it, didn’t he?

8. Mongul’s planet — was it called Warworld? I know he built one (or more), but I can’t remember if it was originally called that.

9. The secret of Shatter — why was it so damn interesting that it was “drawn on a Mac” when it looked like crap? ;) (Man, I do have some of the issues that would help me figure these out, but I don’t know where they are. I’m so disorganized!)

10. Tomar-Re’s greatest failure — I believe he was Krypton’s GL, so that whole “planet done blowed up” thing kinda got to him. (This was the one I “knew”.)

11. Iron Man 2020 — I’ll say he has to battle somebody Stane (or else Machine Man)

12. blue, white, jewel kryptonite — Blue is the kind that affects Bizarros, I believe. White “kryptonite” gets Superman really high, man. Jewel sings that annoying “Who will save your soul?” song that makes Superman question his “no killing” dictum. (Dammit, I wish I actually knew these.)

13. Ben Grimm buyers were Badoon, and they gave the Skrulls the remains of those Skrull cows from that first Skrull story. Ew!

14. Buck Rogers — Dale Arden and Prof Zarkov? No, dammit, that’s Flash Gordon. I dunno!

15. Planet of the Apes — Bobo, Peanut, Pearl Forrester and Brain Guy. I don’t know this either!

16. OK shootout — some “funny” variation on Wyatt Earp or Doc Holliday’s name, I’m guessing. Wyatt Wingfoot and Doc Ock. And the residents thought he was a marshal cuz of his bitchin’ costume and/or hair.

Oh, I weep for you if I answered more than anyone else. Apologies for the dumb answers, but hopefully a few made you giggle.

I actually started looking all this stuff up and then completely forgot about it a few days ago. Oh well. I wouldn’t have won, anyway, although I did know the answers to most of the 70s Marvel stuff. My wife got annoyed by the stacks of Essentials I was digging through.

I didn’t do goofy answers for every questions I didn’t know, but here are the ones where I did:

1. Silver Surfer’s broken board: I checked my Essential Silver Surfer #1 on this one. The panels you posted come from Silver Surfer #2, and the Surfer fought Loki and Thor in issue #4. I can’t find any surfboard-shattering in either of those issues, so I will guess Willie Lumpkin. I never trusted that guy.

4. Sandman’s cartridge gun: One distributed peanut butter, one jelly, one transformed Sandy the Golden Boy into a sand monster, one made an extremely disappointing Spider-Man sequel, one made Neil Gaiman very, very rich, and I’ll assume that one put people to sleep.

5. Star Hunters: Donovan Patrick Flint, Darcy Vale, Jake Hammersmith, Dr. Bruce Sellers, Mindy Yano, Dr. Theodore Eldridge McGavin. Judging solely from the Who’s Who entry, I’d say that Jake is my favorite for his magnificent late 70s facial hair.

6. Six From Sirius: Larry, Moe, Curly, Shemp, Curly Joe DeRita, and Joe Besser. I think their names might’ve been changed before publication, though.

9. The secret from Shatter: Never read it, so I will just guess that they were all after the perfect egg salad recipe because they were all such fans of What’s Up, Tiger Lily? (Oddly, I came rather close to the real answer of the Coca-Cola formula.)

11. Arno Stark battled Mrs. Arbogast. Yes, she’s still alive.

13. Space-Slave Ben Grimm: Space gangsters inspired by the Star Trek episode “A Piece of the Action”! The price listed for Ben Grimm was ten perfect power stones, but the gangster Boss Barker put down one power stone as down payment for him, and said the others would be paid after Ben was trained and in the arena. Skrulls are sucky negotiators.

I also love that Ben is immediately loaded into a truck marked “Slave Truck” after the sale. The Silver Age is awesome.

A Horde of Evil Hipsters

May 24, 2014 at 1:51 am

So, these Star Hunters fellows: any relation to Marvel’s Starjammers, or was the “space pirate with a moustache” just something everyone had to have back then?

14. When BUCK ROGERS crossed over to television, which of the other characters on the show also originated in the comics?

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Buck Rogers and Wilma Deering originated in the original prose novel Armageddon 2149 A.D. Therefore, they did not originate in the newspaper strip, and you may want to deduct two points accordingly.

So, these Star Hunters fellows: any relation to Marvel’s Starjammers, or was the “space pirate with a moustache” just something everyone had to have back then?

Pretty sure the Star Hunters came first. (Edit– just went and checked; they were first, but it was a lot closer than I thought. They beat the Starjammers by a month, back in 1977. Which in terms of comics production makes them essentially simultaneous. Since both Donovan Flint and Corsair were riffing on the idea of “Errol Flynn in space,” I suspect that’s all there was to it.)

Buck Rogers and Wilma Deering originated in the original prose novel Armageddon 2149 A.D. Therefore, they did not originate in the newspaper strip, and you may want to deduct two points accordingly.

Since everyone who played guessed those two, what would be the point? That’s too much like math. This is for fun, it’s not the SATs.

Congratulations Edo! :-)

Although if my 44 Years of the Fantastic Four DVD had been working… *mumble grumble* ;-)

Greg – “he was just an angry former dictator who’d been chased off his home planet by a populace that had finally had enough.”
So there’s a whole world filled with people like Mongul? 8-o

“it was the “first computerized comic!” which in the 1980s meant you were working with stuff like MacDraw.”
Looks more like what one could produce with MacPaint or SuperPaint, although he did create his own comic making program originally called Comics Works and later Graphics Works. I know I used Graphics Works in 1988.

“Because the Guardians are dicks.”
I’m fairly certain that that the fault of Denny O’Neal. They seemed okay during the John Broome/Gardner Fox years. It was only when the younger writers took over that dickishness became their primary character trait.

PB210 – “Buck Rogers and Wilma Deering originated in the original prose novel Armageddon 2149 A.D.”
Technically “Buck” didn’t appear in Armageddon 2149, he was just called Rogers. Supposedly his first name was Anthony, but I don’t remember seeing that in my copy. When it was adapted to a comic strip Flint Dille suggested calling him Buck, and that was his name ever since.

I’m kicking myself. By my count, I got 16.5, so if I had looked up the Star Hunters in the Who’s Who, I could’ve taken it. *raises fist* Curse you, past me!

Man, that Spider-Man cartoon, I don’t even…

After watching all the way through, I’m still not sure if Spider-Man goes into space or not. The episode’s main villain certainly seems to think he’s on an asteroid. Spidey, meanwhile, seems convinced he piloted a “plane” to get to an island in the middle of the ocean.

The fact that said spaceship/plane gets ripped apart early in the episode, only to miraculously repair itself in time for Spider-Man to jet home doesn’t help matters any.

PB210 – “Buck Rogers and Wilma Deering originated in the original prose novel Armageddon 2149 A.D.”
Technically “Buck” didn’t appear in Armageddon 2149, he was just called Rogers. Supposedly his first name was Anthony, but I don’t remember seeing that in my copy. When it was adapted to a comic strip Flint Dille suggested calling him Buck, and that was his name ever since.

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I thought Mr. Hatcher might have intended this as a question with an unanticipated answer, and that he would have brought up the original novel in case anyone named Wilma as an answer.

I have read the novel and the name Anthony does appear there, as I recall.

Man, I’m kind of reeling from this: I can’t believe I actually won one of these. Thanks for the congrats, everyone – and right back at you, especially Ryan for knowing Ellie Roberts.

To be honest (and as I told Greg in an e-mail earlier today), I actually feel stupider now than when I mailed in my answers, because 1) I flubbed the Spidey question, saying Marvel 2-in-1 Annual #2 instead of the (obvious) right answer, even though just a few months ago I was flipping and re-reading parts of my Warlock Special Edition books (which includes that issue of MTU). Seriously man, points should have been taken away for that kind of colossal stupidity; and 2) up until I read the answers, I didn’t even notice the white and blue kryptonite parts of that question (which I knew) and just fixated on jewel kryptonite – and drew a blank. I even remember that “Kryptonite Handbook” page that was reprinted in one of those DC digests – which I had! Aarrgh!
And, like John, in that first question I recognized the panels from Silver Surfer #2, and I went back and flipped through the book I have it in, thinking there’s some obscure part of the story where that Badoon monster crushed his board…

Anyway, on Greg’s observation about Star Hunters, i.e. “the actual series deserves a reprint collection just for the stunning Don Newton artwork” – this! Seriously, DC – get on that!

@Nemoidian– It seems clear that it was SUPPOSED to have taken place on an island. Even the villain calls it such at the start of the episode. Then, toward the end, the writers screw up and the villain starts calling the island an asteroid. Then, Spidey flies the plane home, never mentioning outer space at all. Also, you’re right about the plane getting torn apart/ magically getting repaired. Pretty sloppy stuff, even for a kids’ show. Also, did you get a load of those skimpy costumes on the space (er, island) girls? There was even a bondage scene at the 4 minute mark! Quite an odd episode all around, and one that featured some of the dumbest looking monsters ever, especially those “gargoyle birds”. And here I thought that post-apocalyptic ep, featuring the guy wearing a clock ala Flavor Flav was weird!

Just watched that Spider-man cartoon – holy crap! Greg’s right: there’s just no words. But the jazzy soundtrack is pretty cool, and some of those backgrounds are quite lovely…

I’d really love an Essential PLANET OF THE APES. I hate when rights issues keep things out of print.

Edo, don’t beat yourself up too much about Marvel-Two-in-One Annual #2! Both it and the Team-Up were in the same year!

Pete Woodhouse

May 25, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Interesting about that Logan’s Run gun – at the same time (was Logan’s Run 1977?), in the UK, 2000AD was coming up with the multi-bullet lawgiver for Judge Dredd: GP (general purpose), incendiary, ricochet, heatseeker, etc.

A case of roughly simultaneous creation, much like the Swamp Thing/Man Thing situation.

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