Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Funnies: "Where Stomps the Scent-ry!" by Thomas and Colan

It's been a while since we got our giggles on with Marvel's self-parody mag, Not Brand Echh! Here's one for all of us Captain Mar-vell fans--Captain Marvin in "Where Stomps the Scent-ry!" What made Not Brand Echh so cool was that, whenever possible, Stan would have the regular creative team work on the parody of the very mag(s) they actually worked on. Such was the case with this silly story in Not Brand Echh #9 (May 1968). When Captain Marvel (Marvel's Space-Born Superhero, natch) got his own mag, t'was written by Roy Thomas and drawn by Gene Colan--so here they are poking fun at their own stories. Silly? Yes. Strange? Certainly. Entertaining? You bet'cha!

3 comments:

  1. Now that's what I'm talking about! Bring on more Not Brand Echh! I loved that series! I just wish they had done alot more with it! I briefly got to know Marie Severin a few years ago. Super sweetheart, she even drew a parody of my kitty for me. Sadly she's in a home now, after suffering a few strokes.

    Which I wasn't aware of until later. That she was actually drawing left handed now.

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  2. It's always a pleasure to re-read stories from "Not Brand Echh." I sure wish Marvel would release an omnibus volume collecting the entire series.

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  3. I love "Not Brand Echh"! I'm in favor of that omnibus too...or at least an "Essentials" release.

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