Monday, April 16, 2018

Marvel-ous Monday: "Waiting for the End of the World!" by Grant and Trimpe

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Here it is! The controversial finale to Omega the Unknown in Defenders #77 (August 1979)! Steven Grant (with plot assist by Mark Gruenwald) and Herb Trimpe (with inkers Al Milgrom, Steve Mitchell, and Chic Stone) present..."Waiting for the End of the World!"
Cover art by Rich Buckler and Al Milgrom

Nope, Ol' Groove hasn't forgotten this coda to the Omega saga from Defenders #78 (by Ed Hannigan, Trimpe, and Mike Esposito)...


  1. Goodbye, Ruby Thursday.
    Who could hang a name on you?


  2. The readership might find this link interesting;

    Fascinating look into the history of this story arc.


  3. My name is Ruby.
    I live on the Gerber's floor.
    I'm always here for you.
    Yes I think you've seen me before.
    If there's a plot line that needs to end,
    Some kind of trouble in a continuity brand.
    Just don't ask me how I look,
    Give me just one pet Dibbuk...
    give me just one pet Dibbuk...

    My, this is stupid!

  4. Defenders seemed to go downhill after issue 55. My interest in the title never returned. Steve Gerber left such an indelible stamp on our non-team that everything after was a pallid imitation (although 41 - 55 were still pretty good thanks to the great art teams on the book).



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