GLENN HAUMAN: On scurrilous rumors and other omens
"Over at ComicMix, it’s been teased and speculated that co-owner Mike Gold and partners will be rolling out a “Phase 2 for the site. Given that Gold is the founder of First Comics, properties and creators associated with that line has been part of that speculation. Today Glenn Hauman pulls a tease…. Eclipse was of course the OTHER early 80s indie comics company that published many fondly remembered books like the original ZOT! and Miracleman and all that kind of stuff. Dean Mullaney was the publisher, the same Dean Mullaney who has now reappeared in comics editing comic strip reprints for IDW. Is is all a coincidence? Or a tease? Or just something to fill column space?"
Heidi, while I’m always happy to tease you and give you plenty of inches to fill holes in your column, you missed a few other possibilities why I used the word eclipse:
- I couldn’t come up with a good pun for Comico;
- I wanted to tweak Todd McFarlane, always a worthwhile activity;
- Dean Mullaney and Mike Gold were the same person, and couldn’t admit it before because of anti-trust worries in the 80s. And if that’s true, Dean, you got Martin Short’s costumer beat by a mile.
Quoting Tim Curry as Cardinal Richelieu: "But really, Your Majesty, why stop there. I have heard much more festive variations. I make oaths with pagan gods, seduce the queen in her own chamber, teach pigs to dance and horses to fly, and keep the moon carefully hidden within the folds of my robe. Have I forgotten anything?"
There are already plenty of hints out there in various places, all waiting for a good prowler to scout about on the internet and find the nuggets of truth in all the verbal crossfire on the internet and solve the whodunit – in fact, I’ll give you a hint and suggest you research our tech ace. And while we are on the crest of a new wave in comics and being coy is in our DNA, gents like us would never do something like that just to get a surge in traffic, and only a cynical man would say such a thing. After all, we have a particular, shall we say, image we want to present.
So just keep reading ComicMix, and all the ms. tree and twisted tales will be brought to light. And Heidi – my, you’re a psychic girl, but what you’re hoping for would take a miracle, man.
Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters in 3-D.
Sorry, I had to get that in somewhere.