Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Black and White Wednesday: "Marvin, the Dead-Thing! in One Is the Loneliest Number" by Milgrom and Marato

HooowOOOOOOO's it going, Groove-ophiles! Today we've got a black and white shocker from the unlikely but awesome team of writer (!) Al Milgrom and artist Esteban Maroto! Take a flying leap, Heap! You've lost your zing, Swamp-Thing! Don't call us, we'll give you a ring, Man-Thing! Marvin, the Dead-Thing is here to show you how a real swamp-monster swings! From Eerie #49 (May 1973) sing along with Marv (and Danny, Corey, Chuck and the guys) as we learn "One Is the Loneliest Number"!
Cover art by Enrich Torres (after Maroto?)













6 comments:

  1. What a beautiful story Groove, really heart warming. I'd read of this in the recent Two-Morrows book on Swamp Men but I had no idea it was so good. A shame there weren't more in the series. Maroto proves himself to be amongst the best artists from that period to draw a swamp creature and who knew Al Milgrom was such a good writer, very nearly in the same league as Archie Goodwin and Bruce Jones.

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  2. You'd think they'd have altered the look a bit more from the material they're lifting from!

    Too bad no one in editorial knew how to spell "loneliest." Or it was meant as a Lon Chaney reference.

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  3. You hit it out of the ballpark again Groove! Nice tale from Milgrom (!) and of course exquisite art from the master Esteban Maroto. More Creepy/Eerie/Vampirella tales please!

    - Mike from Trinidad & Tobago.

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  4. Just checked the Two Morrows Swampmen book by Jon B Cooke and apparently Marvin did make one more appearance in Eerie 129 (Feb 82) written by Bill Du Bay and illustrated by Rudy Nebres. Any chance of posting that up sometime Groove?

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  5. Just checked the Two Morrows Swampmen book by Jon B Cooke and apparently Marvin did make one more appearance in Eerie 129 (Feb 82) written by Bill Du Bay and illustrated by Rudy Nebres. Any chance of posting that up sometime Groove?

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  6. Do you think Marvin the Dead Thing could be helped by the e.d. pills available today?

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