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The Unseen Grant Morrison - How To Become A Werewolf

posted 12 Jul 2018, 10:59 by Ben Hansom
A rarely seen cut-up comic from the back page of Bombs Away Batman!!!, a fanzine put together by Grant Morrison and his bandmates in The Mixers back in 1983.  The panels that make up the bulk of the strip were most likely cut from various Marvel UK reprint titles from the mid to late 1970's, and give a good idea of what teenage Morrison might've been reading around then (lots of Starlin Captain Marvel, clearly).  It's mildly amusing to me that all of these are almost certainly taken from flimsy British reprint books - take a pair of scissors to a *proper* comic??  Never!!

A full list of what comes from where follows after the strip itself, Strictly For The Heads.



Title - "HOW TO BECOME A WEREWOLF!” from WORLDS OF FEAR #10 (Fawcett, 1953).  UK reprint in SPELLBOUND #63, published by L. Miller & Son, ~1965 - Panel 1 – “IT BEGAN WITH ATOMIC WAR!” from ‘Machine Age!’ in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #17 (Marvel, August 1954) by Stan Lee (probably) and Sid Check.  UK reprint in PLANET OF THE APES #23 (March 28th 1975) - Panel 2 – “NOW ALL THAT REMAINS IS THE… RAVAGERS!” From CAPTAIN MARVEL #29 (November 1973) by Jim Starlin.  UK reprint in MIGHTY WORLD OF MARVEL #227 (January 26th 1977) - Panel 3 – “ONCE AGAIN THE DEAD VOID OF SPACE LIES ALONE AND QUIET…”, from CAPTAIN MARVEL #29 (November 1973) by Jim Starlin.  UK reprint in MIGHTY WORLD OF MARVEL #227 (January 26th 1977) - Panel 4 – “…A LAND OF DARKNESS… AND DEEP NIGHT!” from CONAN THE BARBARIAN #23 (February 1973) by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor Smith.  UK reprint in AVENGERS #102 (August 8th 1975) - Panel 5 – “…AND PERHAPS THAT WAS ALL I NEEDED!” from CAPTAIN MARVEL #29 (November 1973) by Jim Starlin.  UK reprint in MIGHTY WORLD OF MARVEL #227 (January 26th 1977) - Panel 6 – “END” from CAPTAIN MARVEL #29 (November 1973) by Jim Starlin.  UK reprint in MIGHTY WORLD OF MARVEL #227 (January 26th 1977) - Panel 7 – Electro at the Pyramids, Electro figure by Steve Ditko.  Panel from a Marvel UK recycling competition, appears in AVENGERS #102 (August 8th 1975) - Panel 8 – “KONG! HE SAID HIS NAME WAS KONG!  I KNEW THEY’D DO A REMAKE OF THAT FLICK SOMEDAY – BUT THIS IS TOO MUCH!!” art from CONAN THE BARBARIAN #23 (February 1973), by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor Smith.  UK reprint in AVENGERS #102 (August 8th 1975), “KONG!” dialogue from AVENGERS #70 (November 1969) by Roy Thomas and Sal Buscema.  UK reprint in AVENGERS #104 (September 13th 1975) - Panel 9 – “THE TRUTH WILL DISPEL ALL CONFUSION.  THE TRUTH WILL SHOW THE ENEMY” from CAPTAIN MARVEL #29 (November 1973) by Jim Starlin.  UK reprint in MIGHTY WORLD OF MARVEL #226 (January 26th 1977) - Panel 10 – “WITH THE WISH COMES THE REALITY!” from CAPTAIN MARVEL #29 (November 1973) by Jim Starlin.  UK reprint in MIGHTY WORLD OF MARVEL #227 (January 26th 1977) - Panel 11 – “THE MENTAL CHANGE HAS TO COME FROM WITHIN!” from CAPTAIN MARVEL #29 (November 1973) by Jim Starlin.  UK reprint in MIGHTY WORLD OF MARVEL #227 (January 26th 1977) - Panel 12 – “THE APES -- THEY’RE HERE!” from AMAZING ADVENTURES #18 (May 1973) by Gerry Conway, Neal Adams and Howard Chaykin.  UK reprint (with Killraven renamed Apeslayer and dialogue altered from ‘Martians’ to ‘Apes’) in PLANET OF THE APES #23 (March 28th 1975) - Panel 13/14 - “DEATH TO DOCTOR DEATH!”  “BUT IS IT DEATH TO THIS ARCH CRIMINAL?” from DETECTIVE COMICS #29 (July 1939), reprinted in BATMAN: FROM THE 30’S TO THE 70’S (UK version published by Spring Books, 1972) - Panel 15 – “FAREWELL!” from CAPTAIN MARVEL #29 (November 1973) by Jim Starlin.  UK reprint in MIGHTY WORLD OF MARVEL #227 (January 26th 1977)

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