Monday, March 20, 2017

Marvel-ous Mondays: "A Tug of the Wrench!" by Gerber, Skrenes, Mooney, and Esposito

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! "A Tug of the Wrench!" in Omega the Unknown #6 (October 1976) is another ish loaded with looks at how tough life in the Big Apple could truly be. Both of our heroes, Omega and James-Michael Starling, are exposed to beggars, alcohol, pimps, prostitutes, bullies, and a probable serial killer.This mag was "grim and gritty" before it ever became a thing, and that's part of what made this mag stand out to the few of us who continued buying this most offbeat Marvel mag. Check out what Steve Gerber, Mary Skrenes, Jim Mooney, and Mike Esposito cooked up for Hell's Kitchen...
Cover art by John Romita and Dave Cockrum


  1. Omega The Unknown was fun while it lasted but my biggest problem with the mag was that I found James-Michael to be far more interesting a character than the supposed star. It's a shame that Gerber never got the chance to properly explore the central mystery further...



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