Monday, November 14, 2016

Marvel-ous Mondays: "Welcome to Hell's Kitchen!" by Gerber, Skrenes, and Mooney

Greetings, groove-ophiles! We're back with the second sensational ish of Omega the Unknown (February 1976)--the comic that was so far ahead of its time, comicdom is still trying to catch up! And though it was, indeed, a mag far ahead of its time, t'was also a product of Groovy Age Marvel, which seemed to require a guest-appearance by another super-hero by no later than the fifth ish of any given new super-hero title. Instead of the usual Spider-Man cameo, Steve Gerber, Mary Skrenes, and Jim Mooney chose the Incredible Hulk (Gerber had proven a master of writing dialogue for Ol' Greenskin over in the Defenders). Still, you could say they gave Web-Head a nod by using one of his villains, Elektro. "Welcome to Hell's Kitchen!"
Cover art by Rich Buckler and Al Milgrom


















3 comments:

  1. Great stuff. Thanks again for the emphasis on this series, Groove. Reminds me that I really have to pull my tpb off the shelf and give it a re-read sometime in the near future.

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  2. Nice! I remember reading this issue way back in the day! Never collected the entire run, short as it was, but this brings back fond memories!

    - Mike from Trinidad & Tobago.

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  3. I could never understand Omega the Unknown. But I faithfully bought every issue, just like every Marvel Super-Hero title they put out at the time. The Buckler cover was an attention grabber from the spinner rack.

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