This time we'll go exploring with a little diddy from Marvel Comics called "SKULL the Slayer"!
Along with Wolfman was a little known artist named Steve Gan. His artist was perfect for the style of story being told in the pages of Skull.
It seemed that most new comics from the 70's period had a lot of shuffling of talent, and Skull proved to be no different. By issue 4, Marv and Steve left the book for greener pastures and was replaced by Steve Englehart and my favorite penciller, Sal Buscema! Unfortunately, Englehart was a temporary fill in as the ever incredible Bill Mantlo stepped in by issue #5 and stayed on the book 'till it's untimely demise by issue #8....not the longest living comic series to be sure....to make matters worse, the book ended in a cliffhanger to be continued in another comic. The tagline on the last page was: "Well, what can we say? This is it pilgrims...the very Last Issue....unless you care enough to make your voices heard!" Apparently....no one really cared and Skull was never to have an issue #9.
There's a ton of great art from Gan and Buscema and there's even a terrific Jack Kirby cover for ish #8 to drool over.
And best of all...you can find these comics fairly cheap at conventions. Buy the entire series and you may pay 4-5 dollars at the most. A new comic today costs at least 3 bucks...it's a bargain!
Now go on and get to readin'!!