Monday, July 10, 2017

Marvel-ous Monday: "Fightin' Fools!" by Gerber,Skrenes, and Mooney

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! We're back with the penultimate issue of Omega the Unknown! For OtU #9's "Fightin' Fools!" (April 1977), series creators/regulars Steve Gerber, Mary Skrenes, and Jim Mooney made a dramatic return with an issue that, strangely enough, didn't focus mainly on James-Michael Starling. No jive--former Man-Thing cast member Richard Rory and a new Foolkiller took most of the space that usually belonged to JMS. T'was Omega, himself,  who got the lion's share of the spotlight, with a big street fight and the return of the villainous Blockbuster. And little by little our mysterious, formerly silent hero begins to become just a tad more, though ever so slightly, talkative. Dig it!
Cover art by Gil Kane and Mike Esposito




















10 comments:

  1. Omega comics.. I enjoy reading this..i love super hero. I hope there's a movie.

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  2. So Joan Lee died this weekend and we get no mention of that. But an issue of Omega takes precedence. I find that offensive.

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    1. I don't know much about Joan, and there's a lot of places covering her demise. I am sorry for Stan and his family, but really couldn't come up with a valid post. I can understand your being disappointed. But "offended"? Sorry, brother.

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    2. Let's see. Another poorly drawn installment of a title that only lasted 10 issues vs paying tribute to someone who inspired the entire Marvel Age of Comics (remember her advice to Stan before FF # 1 to write the kind of comic he really wanted to write before quitting the industry?). I can well understand your decision making process.

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    3. I too am puzzled by your offense at today's post. I appreciate all of the time and effort that is put into this blog. If you want to wax rhapsodic about Mrs. Lee's contributions to comics on your blog, knock yourself out. But frankly i think you've crossed the line here.

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    4. keythd23 - I suggest you organize a boycott of this website. I'm sure there must be at least 2 (of fewer) others out there who share your outrage.
      Or, you can create your own fascinating blog, and devote an entire day's entry to the one sentence "She told Stan to write what he wanted".

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  3. Boy, how often did the cover of a comic advertise the writer?

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    1. Well Howard the Duck was so popular at the time I'm sure he was being used in an attempt to bolster the flagging sales of Omega (unsuccessfully it turned out).

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  4. If I hadn't read this blog late I would not have known she died since none of the 7 other comic blogs I peruse mentioned her passing... Groove - I love your blog!

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