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


  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.

  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.

  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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