Saturday, May 31, 2014

Great Moments In Villains You Don't Know Vowing Revenge Against Heroes You Don't Know!!

Well, the post's title pretty much says it all.

So let's get right down to it, shall we?

Well, that's it. Tune in next time...

What? You want to know whom Karg is swearing vengeance on?

Why none other than...

That's a pretty cool cover...

But we'll never know if Karg got his revenge, because this was the one and only issue of G-8 And His Battle Aces.

I guess the world wasn't ready for the adventures of a mysterious unnamed WWI ace pilot/spy who, along with his colorful American comrades, takes out German zeppelins disguised as monster birds.

Which is a shame, because G-8 had a long and distinguished run as a pulp hero, with well over 100 issues/novels in the 30s and 40s. There probably was a lot more that a comic book series could mine from the character (a G-8 pastiche did appear in a couple of issues of Planetary).

Someone (Hello, Dynamite) should revive the franchise. But instead of a WWI era spy, it should feature the leaders of the G8 nations, who in times of crisis merge into a giant robot to fight off alien invasions!!

Which is why I'm not allowed to write comics books...

G-8 And His Battle Aces #1 is from 1966

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