Monday, August 26, 2013

Manic Monday--The Most Misleading Title In Comic Book History

What's this?

Man, this is going to be the greatest comic book ever, right? I don't know who Garrison is...but this comic has to star a whole bunch of gorillas, right?

I hate you, lying comic book.

It's not really Dell's fault. Garrison's Gorillas was an ABC television series that lasted all of one season in 1967-1968...and back in the day, Dell would rush out a comic adaptation of just about any TV series ever.

No, it's the show's fault, for not properly naming themselves Garrison's Guerrillas...the studio/network probably thought that the average American household wasn't ready for such sophisticated foreign words in the series title. That's no excuse, though, for deceiving monkey-obsessed comics fans (even inadvertently).

I've never seen it, but the plot description makes it clear the short-lived show was a pretty obvious rip-off of the Dirty Dozen, with crocks promised pardons for fighting Nazis. Interestingly enough, the show's Wikipedia page tells us that the show "managed to gather a cult following in China in the 1980s." Go figure.


Smurfswacker said...

All star cast.

Martin OHearn said...

Ron Harper got it right the second time. He starred in the TV version of "Planet of the Apes."

Captain Blog said...

Probably just a pun. Lookit dem guys. Gorillas.