Saturday, February 4, 2012

'Stalking the Great Graphic Dream' by Archie Goodwin
from the Winter 1980 issue of Epic Illustrated

An interesting perspective by Goodwin on the graphic novel concept, which, in 1980, not only meant comic artwork printed or reprinted in book format - which is how the graphic novel is primarily marketed nowadays -  but also the production of text combined with copious illustrations, in the manner of the publications of Byron Preiss and his 'Visual Publications' library.

Of the three comics featured as illustrations in Goodwin's article, the 'Frankenstein, Count Dracula, Werewolf' story by Neal Adams, as well as Hama and Golden's 'Bucky O'Hare', appeared in Adams's 'Continuity Comics' anthology series Echo of Futurepast, starting with issue 1 in 1984.  

I can't figure out if Ed Davis's 'Riders to Galaxy's End' ever saw print.

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