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Famous Fanmail #143 Robert Rodi

11 Jul

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Robert Rodi is a novelist who’s also worked on comics like Loki, Rogue and his creator-owned title Codename: Knockout. He got a letter printed in the Frankenstein Monster #14 (cover date – January 1975), expressing his (not undeserved) disappointment with the series.

Frankenstein Monster letters page with Robert Rodi

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Famous Fanmail #142 Ralph Macchio

04 Jul

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Marvel’s Frankenstein Monster was originally set in the 1800s but they were considering bringing the monster into the present. Then-future comic book editor, Ralph Macchio, got a letter printed in Frankenstein Monster #13 (cover date – November 1974), changing his opinion on the matter.

Frankenstein Monster letters page with Ralph Macchio

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Famous Fanmail #141 Scott Kurtz

27 Jun

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After the success of Invincible and the Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman decided to launch his subsequent ongoing series, the Astounding Wolf-Man. He gave the first issue away for free in that year’s Free Comic Book Day Event. In the letters pages of the second issue (cover date – July 2007) , we get to see Scott Kurtz‘s reaction! He’s best known for his creator-owned series, Pvp.

the Astounding Wolf-Man letters page with Scott Kurtz

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Famous Fanmail #140 Ralph Macchio

06 Dec

You may not be surprised to learn that most people in the comic business grew up reading comic books. However, you might be interested in knowing what they were reading. Here’s a look at “Famous Fanmail”!

Marvel’s Frankenstein Monster was originally set in the 1800s but they were considering bringing the monster into the present. Then-future comic book editor, Ralph Macchio, got a letter printed in Frankenstein Monster #12 (cover date – September 1974), weighing in on the debate. Marvel didn’t listen, though, and they managed to bring the monster into the present a few months later. Oh! And that Spider-Man team-up, he’s dreading? It happened in Marvel Team-Up #36 (cover date – August 1975).

Frankenstein Monster letters page with Ralph Macchio

On Ebay: Frankenstein | Ralph Macchio
On AtomicAvenue: Frankenstein

 

Famous Fanmail #139 Charles Novinskie

29 Nov

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Charles S. Novinskie served as Topps Comics’ sales and promotions manager. He’s written articles for Comics Interview and Star Wars Galaxy Magazine. Novinskie was also the editor on Overstreet’s Fan magazine and Topps’ Duckman series. He got a letter printed in the Micronauts #53 (cover date – July 1983), recommending that the creative team get rid of some characters that he finds uninteresting.

Micronauts letters page with Charles Novinskie

On Ebay: Micronauts | Charles Novinskie
On AtomicAvenue: Micronauts

 

Famous Fanmail #138 Luna Brothers

22 Nov

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After the success of Invincible and the Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman decided to launch his subsequent ongoing series, the Astounding Wolf-Man. He gave the first issue away for free in that year’s Free Comic Book Day Event. In the letters pages of the second issue (cover date – July 2007) , we get to see the Luna Brothers reaction! You may know them from their creator-owned titles: Ultra, Girls and the Sword. They also provided the artwork for Marvel’s Spider-Woman: Origin mini series.

the Astounding Wolf-Man letters page with the Luna Brothers

On Ebay: Astounding Wolf-Man | Luna
On AtomicAvenue: Astounding Wolf-Man

 

Famous Fanmail #137 Joe Casey

15 Nov

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After the success of Invincible and the Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman decided to launch his subsequent ongoing series, the Astounding Wolf-Man. He gave the first issue away for free in that year’s Free Comic Book Day Event. In the letters pages of the second issue (cover date – July 2007) , we get to see Joe Casey‘s reaction! You may know him from mainstream work like Uncanny X-Men, Superman and Wildcats but, you should really look into his creator-owned stuff like Automatic Kafka.

the Astounding Wolf-Man letters page with Joe Casey

On Ebay: Astounding Wolf-Man | Joe Casey
On AtomicAvenue: Astounding Wolf-Man

 

Famous Fanmail #136 Ed Brubaker

08 Nov

You may not be surprised to learn that most people in the comic business grew up reading comic books. However, you might be interested in knowing what they were reading. Here’s a look at “Famous Fanmail”!

After the success of Invincible and the Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman decided to launch his subsequent ongoing series, the Astounding Wolf-Man. He gave the first issue away for free in that year’s Free Comic Book Day Event. In the letters pages of the second issue (cover date – July 2007) , we get to see Ed Brubaker‘s reaction! You know him … he’s the guy that wrote the death of Captain America!

the Astounding Wolf-Man letters page with Ed Brubaker

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Famous Fanmail #135 John Layman

01 Nov

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John Layman is a comics writer who’s created fun titles like Bay City Jive and Puffed. He’s also worked on other licensed properties like Left Behind, Army of Darkness, Thundercats and Xena the Warrior Princess. Aside from all that, he’s also known for creating a little something called Chew. He got a letter printed in the Micronauts #48 (cover date – December 1982), recommending that the creative team get rid of some characters that he finds uninteresting.

Micronauts letters page with John Layman

On Ebay: Micronauts | John Layman
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Famous Fanmail #134 Terry Collins

25 Oct

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Terry Collins‘ comics career has remained outside the mainstream super-heroes world for years. Although, not too far outside mainstream. He’s worked on plenty of high-profile indy books including Elfquest, Doc Savage, the Tick, Lost in Space and more. He got a letter printed in the Micronauts #46 (cover date – October 1982), lending some kind words.

Micronauts letters page with Terry Collins

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