Jaded by heroes who come back from the dead Meet the hero who started there and stayed there His stare s the only thing that s empty about the adventures of Simon Garth through mad science and madder magic Terrors criminal, corporate and just plain creepy reprinted for the first time in than a quarter century Collects stories from Tales of the Zombie 1 10 Dracula Lives 1 2. Free Read Kindle ePUB Essential Tales of the Zombie, Vol. 1 By Steve Gerber – bluevapours.co.uk
Steve Gerber graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in communications and took a job in advertising To keep himself sane, he wrote bizarre short stories such as Elves Against Hitler, Conversion in a Terminal Subway, and And the Birds Hummed Dirges He noticed acquaintance Roy Thomas working at Marvel, and Thomas sent him Marvel s standard writing test, dialoguing Daredevil art He was soon made a regular on Daredevil and Sub Mariner, and the newly created Man Thing, the latter of which pegged him as having a strong personal style intellectual, introspective, and literary In one issue, he introduced an anthropomorphic duck into a horror fantasy, because he wanted something weird and incongruous, and Thomas made the character, named for Gerber s childhood friend Howard, fall to his apparent death in the following issue Fans were outraged, and the character was revived in a new and deeply personal series Gerber said in interview that the joke of Howard the Duck is that there is no joke The series was existential and dealt with the necessities of life, such as finding employment to pay the rent Such unusual fare for comicbooks also informed his writing on The Defenders Gerber eventually lost a lawsuit for control of the character when he was defending the artist s delayed paychecks for the series.
- 592 pages
- Essential Tales of the Zombie, Vol. 1
- Steve Gerber
- 20 March 2019 Steve Gerber