Published: April, 1984
Written by: Steve Skeates, Larry Hama (editor)
Art by: various
Marvel Comics, 22 Pages
Whew! This was a terrible comic. And oddly, it came to me as a recommendation.
Apparently, this was just a one-shot that served as some sort of legal scheme for Marvel to attempt to trademark the words “super-hero” and “super-villain”.
The comic is exactly what it says, “generic”. It’s actually generic as hell, boring, drab, unimaginative and a dud in every way.
This wasn’t a bad concept though, had Marvel actually done something cool with this and maybe cared about the project even a smidgen. They could have made this over the top, fun and actually invented some characters that could have gone on to exist as in-jokes within regular Marvel continuity.
But as is probably for the best, these characters never see the light of day again and this book is pretty damn forgettable.
I’m glad I own it though, as it’s just really odd and I like having oddball shit in my comic collection. At the very least, it’s a conversation piece.
Apparently, Larry Hama was the editor on this but I’ll forgive him as he was killing it on G.I. Joe at the same time.
Pairs well with: experimental Marvel schlock of the early ’80s.