Tuesday, 28 March 2017

KID'S KLASSIC KOMIC KOVERS: KULL THE DESTROYER #11...


Characters copyright The Estate of R.E. HOWARD

A new direction for KULL The CONQUEROR (and a new
title for his mag) also saw a change of artist - MIKE PLOOG.
Although I've got the 10 preceeding issues, I don't have any
following the above, so I may have to rectify that one day.

(Not too well at the moment, so apologies for
the brevity and sporadic nature of my posts.)

15 comments:

paul Mcscotty said...

Kull was one of my favourite comics at this time and although I am a big fan of Mike Ploogs art (and as good as he was on Kull) for me the John /Marie Severin version (issue 1-9 and before that on "Creatures on the loose") are comic book classics - issue 9 is still one of my all time favourite comics - Hope your feeling better soon Kid.

Kid said...

Thanks, PM, I hope I get better soon, too - 'cos I'm a terrible 'patient'. The Severins were on Kull #s 2-10, Ross Andru and Wally Wood drew #1. Bernie Wrightson drew the Kull Tale in the Creatures On The Loose #10.

Colin Jones said...

I love Mike Ploog's art which I first saw in POTA #12 when he took over from George Tuska as the apes artist. Take a couple of paracetamols, Kid, and lie down for a while !

Kid said...

Been lying down most of the day, CJ, alternating paracetamols with cold & flu drinks. Still feel terrible. I liked Ploog's art on Marvel's Frankenstein comic and Ghost Rider. And he drew a great Conan tale - 'Incident In Argos'.

paul Mcscotty said...

Ploog was brillaint of the "Apes" strips.

Ahh right I don't have issue 1 of Kull and just assumed it was Severin art, but that rings a bell now I think I read that tale in a UK Marvel comic. Sorry I know Kull appeared in "Creatures on the Loose" I should have said "Monsters on the Prowl" (isuse 6) a small 10 page or so one of story.

Kid said...

The Andru/Wood Kull strip was reprinted in Savage Sword of Conan weekly #s 1 & 2, PM, so that's where you most likely saw it. I also showed the cover and splash page on this here blog of mine some time ago, so you probably saw it again then. Incidentally, it was Monsters On The Prowl #16 (not #6) that the Kull story appeared in, and it was continued from Kull #2, as there was a 10 month gap between #s 2 & 3. Also, did you know that MOTP was called Chamber Of Darkness for its first 8 issues before changing its name? Well you do now.

John Pitt said...

Did I ever tell you that I was fond of Ploog's Man Things?
Get well soon, Kidda!
Can't top Colin's advice!
I swear by the old para's for colds and flus!

Kid said...

Yes, you did, JP. I myself am fond of Ploog's Man Things (forgot to mention that) - and no, that's not a euphemism.

Phil S said...

Hmmm. I don't remember the Wood story . Maybe I'm getting senile. By the way did I tell you I don't remember reading that Wood story?
Get better soon

Kid said...

The very first ish, PS. Andru pencilled, Wood inked. (Phil forgot.)

cerebus660 said...

I love that Ploog cover! His Eisner influence is definitely showing through in the inking - even though it's hard to imagine Eisner drawing a Robert E Howard character :-)
Get well soon, Kid!

Kid said...

I didn't realise that Ploog had been influenced by Eisner - it's not a connection I make when I look at Ploog's work. However, now that you've mention it, I can see a resemblance.

Thanks to you and everyone for your and their good wishes.

Colin Jones said...

Yes, Mike Ploog was terrific on Frankenstein - he made the strip feel really gothic and atmospheric. But I didn't know he'd drawn a Conan tale - Incident In Argos sounds like Conan tried to take back a faulty kettle and things got nasty :D

TC said...

That Kull cover reminded me more of Gil Kane than anything else, but, now that someone's mentioned it, there is a noticeable Eisner influence.

Get well soon.

Kid said...

That's exactly what happened, CJ - you must've read it. Type Incident In Argos into the blog's search box and you can read my post about it. (And yes - the sub-title WAS typed at the time.)

******

Thanks, TC. Yeah, the layout has a Gil Kane feel about it, doesn't it? Now, back to bed for me, I only got up to go to the loo. (Decided to check for comments on the way back.)

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