Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Hidden Gems: Weird Wonder Tales #7
Over the years, the bizarre Headmen have achievement something of a cult following. What fans of Steve Gerber's less than photogenic group of super villains is that they have roots that go waaaay back in time. Fans of the Headmen may want to scoop up this reprint book, as it features the initial 'appearances' of the various Headmen. Dr. Arthur Nagan (Gorilla Man) is seen in a 1954 story drawn by Bob Powell. Shrunken Bones appears in Angelo Torres drawn tale from 1958 and Chondu shows up in a 1960 story drawn by Doug Wildey. How did they get from the 50s to a early 70s reprint title to being reintroduced to the Marvel Universe? Well, I can't say for sure, but I can only imagine Steve Gerber sat back on his couch one day with this issue in hand, consumed a couple of beers (or other toxins) and had a four color epiphany.