Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday Night Filosophy--Tell Us How You Really Feel, Joe

Well, no Friday Night Fights this week, so what am I going to fill the space with?

Oh, I know! Just to prove that I was not the original crank, here's (portions) of a little screed from Joe Brancatelli in his monthly comic column for Warren, this one from Eerie #88 (1977). And he's really, really REALLY cheesed of about...well, about this:

Yes, a KISS comic was the forerunner of the end of human civilization!!


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Man, and I thought I needed the occasional chill pill.

It's a good thing he wasn't still writing about comics when this came out...

9 comments:

Nancy said...

OK, it's a bit over the top, but he has a point. And I was a KISS fan in the day, but I confess that I find them pretty hard to listen to now. Especially Gene. Some guys just don't know when to shut up.

Wayne Allen Sallee said...

Maybe he was angry that kids were buying that and not a copy of EERIE or CREEPY.

SallyP said...

Well, SOMEone is cranky!

notintheface said...

Sounds like Joe wrote this before he had his morning joe.

snell said...

Nancy--regardless of Kiss' musical merit, "Kiss is the embodiment of all that is wrong with our civilization" was kinda nuts, even back in 1977. Then again, my mother forbid me from listening to Alice Cooper for the same reasons...

PCabezuelo said...

I'm surprised he didn't mention anything about the comic being printed with "real KISS blood". Surely he could have got another two or three paragraphs out of that.

Ironic this is coming from the pages of Eerie since horror comics/mags were always being accused of "corrupting our youth". Guess they were upset Marvel was stealing their thunder...

snell said...

He did mention the blood, PC--two paragraphs worth--and had several paragraphs deriding Kiss' skills as musicians, their stage act, and their general worthlessness in the Western canon. I just chose, for space reasons, to focus on the comic book portions of the rant. (You can see the ellipses between the paragraphs where I jumped paragraphs). Sorry if I wasn't more clear!

Steven Thompson said...

Surprised no one has mentioned the most recent KISS appearance in comic books--teamed up with Archie and his pals and gals in Riverdale! I heard from several folks even within the company that questioned the logic of THAT team-up!

notintheface said...

If Archie can team up with the Punisher, he can team up with Kiss.