Friday, September 4, 2015

Rob's Room: Sandman & The Endless by Farel Dalrymple

The Endless by Farel Dalrymple (via Aw Yeah Comics! tumblr)

Long before IDW/Boom series Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive a toy company had a familiar idea!

via Starlogged: From 1975: More Palitoy goodness... PLANET OF THE APES and STAR TREK action figures. This striking ad appeared in THE AVENGERS AND THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN (phew!) issue 95, 12 July 1975.

Comic Synopsis: It’s the crossover nobody ever expected! STAR TREK: The hope for the best of mankind’s future! PLANET OF THE APES: A chilling look at the fall of humanity! How could these worlds possibly collide? What could possibly cause Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise to side with Dr. Zaius to protect Ape City? And what does Colonel George Taylor have to say about it? It’s a madhouse! A madhouse!!

Rob's Room: I'm beginning to suspect X-Men #141 has the most recreations of any comic cover...

Updated: 09/04/15
Cover of The Uncanny X-Men 141 (Jan, 1981). Art by John Byrne and Terry Austin.

Many of these have been posted here in the past, but I am going to try to collect them all in a single post! Let me know if you learn of any others in the comments section and I will add 'em!  p.s. the second line art version is a recreation of the original...

Dork Note: I have always wondered how John Byrne came up with the idea. Now I don't have any insight beyond speculation. However, seeing the splash page from Iron Fist #10 done by John Byrne in 1979 the root of his idea is apparent.