Originally Posted by The Alpha Craig
Now I am just rambling. Sorry about that, I tend to "geek-out" when it comes to this stuff.
Then you're talking to the right guy, dude, cuz I'm the same way. I loved Epic Magazine
. I liked Heavy Metal
too but it's one of those instances where it felt like so often they relied on the sex more than art or storytelling and that can get old fast. Not that I have anything against sex in art -- I don't
-- but when it's used as a shortcut, simply stimulation...porn -- well, I'd go to porn for that. Because Epic
indulge so much I thought the work was of a higher quality on average. Though again, I dug both books. I thought it was a tragedy when Epic
went down just, it seemed to me, as they were getting going. In the Eighties and Nineties Marvel made any number of bone-head, play-it-safe moves that only fat cats make and giving up on Epic
was one of them and it cost them. Heavy Metal
were hugely influential in creating the comic book environment we have today and Marvel should have been in the vanguard of that movement instead of pulling up the rear the way they are now.
They took a very Hollywood point of view and missed out on all the independents.