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Today’s Guest: Jon B. Cooke, author of Swampmen: Muck-Monsters of the Comics and editor of Comic Book Creator magazine.
Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Jon B. Cooke, author of Swampmen: Muck-Monsters of the Comics and editor of Comic Book Creator magazine, by clicking on the video player above!
Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of guys who will never accept that Adrienne Barbeau was not the real star of the 1982 Swamp Thing movie? in the NEW new media capital of the world? St. Petersburg, Florida!
I can?t possibly explain why I loved Marvel?s ?Man-Thing? comics of the 1970s so much.
The closest I can get would be to say that writer Steve Gerber ? creator of the immortal Howard the Duck ? had a flair for crazy and leave it at that.
You can LISTEN to this interview with JON B. COOKE, author of SWAMPMEN: MUCK-MONSTERS OF THE COMICS, by clicking the audio player above!
And while Marvel had its Man-Thing, DC Comics had its ?Swamp Thing? ? similar to the naked eye, but completely different in style, execution and tone. Both characters were once humans whose lives went horribly wrong, but only Swamp Thing retained enough of his humanity to think like a man. As for Man-Thing, he operated entirely on emotions.
Whatever knows fear burns at the Man-Thing?s touch!
When I heard that my old friend Jon B. Cooke had put together an entire book, Swampmen: Muck-Monsters and Their Makers, I knew it would be of interest to only a narrow audience. But so what? If Cooke shares my appreciation of the genre enough to gather supporting creator interviews and representative artwork, who am I to deny him the opportunity to spread the word to the faithful?
Cooke, incidentally, is the editor of two prominent magazines, Comic Book Artist and Comic Book Creator. He and I first were introduced almost a dozen years ago when we were working on complementary Will Eisner historical projects. He and his brother, Andrew, produced the documentary film, Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist, and I wrote the only authorized Eisner biography, Will Eisner: A Spirited Life, which is being re-released March 25 in a deluxe format for the first time. (Hint, hint.)
Jon B. Cooke Website ? Facebook ? Goodreads ? LinkedIn ? Order Swampmen: Muck-Monsters of the Comics from Amazon.com