Tuesday, January 12, 2016

By George ! Logan´s Run 2 : Cathedral Kill

The last two days I was too busy to do a new post and even the last one I did was a re - post of an older post. Today is no exception but while I don´t have time to write one of those long winded posts I want to continue with the second issue of George Perez´ LOGAN`S RUN comic.

So far I´ve gotten no comments on issue 1 of this series but - like I said in my first post about this - I haven´t seen this on any other websites. So here´s the second issue and this one is written by David Kraft ( which sounds like a bad super villain name since " Kraft " is german for " Power " ), pencils by George Perez, inks by Klaus Janson ( sounds german too ).

By the way, I just realized the Total Pageviews counter has just jumped past the 1,500,000 mark. Yay ! Thanks to all my loyal readers for that.

As you can see from the letters page - or rather editorial page since it has no actual letters - the writer of this story is indeed David Anthony Kraft ( thanks for bringing this to my attention, Terry ) who had worked with George Perez on CREATURES ON THE LOOSE. I did a post on issue 34.

At Marvel David was the editor for FOOM from issue 15 until the final issue and he wrote the first SHE HULK series, except the first issue.

He wrote other books like CAPTAIN AMERICA but he´s probably best known for his work on the DEFENDERS, most notably his Scorpio Saga.

At DC he wrote WORLD`S FINEST COMICS from 1983 to 1984 including issue 300. A lot of those ended up in the german SUPERMAN BATMAN.

In 1974 he founded specialty science fiction publisher Fictioneer Books. Over the years, Fictioneer has published books by such authors as A. E. van Vogt, Robert E. Howard, Otis Adelbert Kline, and Don McGregor.

Fictioneer Books and its imprint Comics Interview Group also published magazines like David Anthony Kraft's Comics Interview, trade journals like Comics Revue and the trade text 100 Hot Tips from Top Comics Creators. In early 1985 Comics Interview Group branched out into comic books by taking on Henry and Audrey Vogel's Southern Knights ( previously a self - published series ). In 1986 they expanded their comics lineup with MICRA and Aristocratic Xtraterrestrial Time - Traveling Thieves, and began to publish a number of Southern Knights reprints as trades, one shots and limited series. 1988 saw them also introduce Julie Woodcock and Brian Stelfreeze's CyCops but none of their comics publications sold as well as Southern Knights and by the end of that year they had stopped publishing any other titles. In mid - 1989 Southern Knights was canceled as well, and the Comics Interview imprint was again devoted solely to magazines and trade publications although they would co-publish Southern Knights No. 35 and 36 in 1992. You can still find some of those collections on amazon.

When I heard the title SOUTHERN KNIGHTS the first thing I thought about was HOUSTON KNIGHTS or LOS CABALLEROS DE HOUSTON which is how I first came to know the show since american series always are broadcast years before they reach Germany. Longtime readers may recall that I mentioned that DRAGONBALL had been on tv in Spain ten years before is was shown to german audiences and even then only in a highly censored version. Anyway, HOUSTON KNIGHTS was one of my favorite tv series starring Michael Beck ( whatever happened to him ? ) and Michael Pare.

We all know what happened to Michael Pare : he starred in a few really good movies like STREETS ON FIRE and a lot of not so good movies like GARGOYLES. One of his better movies is EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS II : EDDIE LIVES which has just awesome music. While it´s a fantastic movie the problem is that it´s a sequel and the original movie is not available in Germany. I don´t know if it was ever shown in theaters or on tv but there is no german language version available only the english version and even that goes for 50 bucks or more on amazon. So if you live in Germany and want to see the movie but don´t have a spare 50 EURO bill laying around ( and who has in these times ? ) the only way to see it is to go to YouTube.

One of the AVENGERS issues I always associate with George Perez is issue 171 which I first read in the spanish edition - because tv shows are not the only thing that Germany got much later than Spain. Which is probably the reason why I always felt like I had to returned to a backwater country from the real world every time I came back from my vacations in Spain.

I mentioned She Hulk so here´s a video from COMIC MISCONCEPTIONS which explains one - only one - of the many reasons why John Byrne´s run of the book is the best there was and the best there ever will be. Sigh !

There are two reasons why I picked this as our last video : to keep with the whole theme of cowboys and country because the guy in it is from Georgia and because Howard Stern, who is in the jury celebrates his 62nd birthday Today. Happy birthday to you, Howard, and many happy returns.

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Terry Hooper-Scharf said...

I think that is David Anthony Kraft -did a lot of Indie comic scripts? But no photos of the leading lady -no comments.....is that sexist?

SUBZERO said...

Yeah, I guess I´m slipping. Don´t worry, I will totally make up for that with Tomorrow´s post on Traci Bingham´s birthday which will be just chockfull of sexist innuendo. And MAYBE some X - Men content too.

Terry Hooper-Scharf said...

Well, back in the 1980s I was promoting ET Time Travelling Thieves and Southern Knights as well as AC Comics, MU Press and others so they kind of stick in a crevice in my brain! I look forward to tomorrows post!