Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Random Reads: "In the Crypts of Yamath!" by Fox, Mayerick, and Alcazar

Okay, Ol' Groove makes bonehead boo-boos from time to time, but when I find out, I will fess up! When we last visited Lin Carter's Thongor, I mentioned that Creatures on the Loose #26 was the final ish for regular series artist Val Mayerick. Well, the Keeper of the Cool was wrong! T'was CotL #27 (October 1973) in which Mr. Mayerick bid farewell to Thongor. "In the Crypts of Yamath!" was inked by Vincente Alcazar, who would take over the full art chores beginning with CotL #28 (for sure!). So ish 27 truly is the final for penciler Val and also writer Gardner Fox. Steve Gerber would finish out the series in partnership with Alcazar, and we'll see those in the not-too-distant future! Enjoy!
Cover art by Vincente Alcazar


  1. Hey Groovy One
    Great post today! I'll shoot this off to Val to see if he'll post a comment here for you & everyone to enjoy.

  2. I have always been a fan of Thongor...first in Gardner Fox's novels, then in Creatures on the Loose. Years ago, I purchased the Thongor/COTL lot at my local comic shop, the clerk must of wondered why!?



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