Jun 272013
 

Edge logo

One of the first artists to be hired when Dale Quick financed the resurrection of the Silverwolf line under the name ‘Greater Mercury Comics’ was Brian James Riedel. Brian was the artist for Edge, a vigilante hero who had an unusual ability to improvise almost anything at his disposal for offense or defense.

This second volume lasted for 11 issues, with Mr. Riedel as the artist for the entire run, making him the SW/GMC artist with the longest run on any title. Continue reading »

Jun 232013
 

Grips-tryout

I was blown away when Greater Mercury Comics artist Brian James Riedel shared these images with us during an email interview recently. Along with several unpublished pages and such, Brian also dug out and scanned a couple of his tryout pieces that landed him the job as the artist on Edge! Continue reading »

Jun 222013
 

VictimMedIn the early months 1987 Silverwolf Comics kicked itself into high gear, publishing 13 new titles. One of the most unique of these new heroes was Victim.

Always finding himself in dangerous situations, Victim (Casey Lockley) realizes he has the ‘power’ to be where bad things are most likely to occur and decides to use this power for good, to ‘right some of the wrongs in the world’.

But would this power of coincidence be enough to keep Casey one step ahead of the bad guys, being at the right place and prepared…or would his ‘power’ lead him to more trouble than he could handle? We were given two issues to find out (#1 Feb. ’87, 8000 print run; #2 March ’87, 5000 print run) before Silverwolf folded. 

In my ongoing search into the history and story behind Silverwolf and Greater Mercury Comics, I contacted Paul Schulze, the artist for Victim. I can’t say enough about how generous Paul was, he happily answered all the questions and even threw in a brand new drawing of ‘Vic’ to boot! That’s it right there to the right.

…Glad to help out!…Hadn’t drawn Vic in years!  Kind of a kick to take a shot at him, again.  This is more indicative of my cartoony style, which I do more of these days.

In my humble opinion, I think the costume looks A LOT better in this form. So what do you think?

Many thanks to Paul for knocking out a new original, and for the following interview. I am very happy to have been able to contact Mr. Schulze, he’s easily one of the nicest persons I’ve interviewed so far. Continue reading »

Jun 082013
 

StechMock2Neill Brengettsey, aka paime (Pay Me the artist),was among the first artists to work for Silverwolf, though his work there was never published. His work included Stech and Guillotine, with some other pages thrown in, and he is mentioned in Silverwolf Bulletin #3 as the artist (Neal Bringetsi) for another unpublished book, Silverwolf Team-Up.

Among the treasure trove of art he has shared with Moby are the first three pages of what seems to have been The Deadly Dungeoneer, two covers and several pages for Stech #1, and more. A lot more. 

Along with the artwork, Neill was able to help paint a picture of the early days of Silverwolf. This post will look at that history and the artist. Future posts will look more closely at the art itself.


But writing has always been my passion…The Silver Wolf business has just been a place for me to do what I love doing in life.Kristoffer A. Silver


I was with Silver in the beginning…”

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Jun 072013
 

This was one of those things you see on Facebook from time to time, so I thought to share it here…maybe someone will read it for the first time. It’s rather well done and all. Plus the author, Terry Bisson, seems to have a good attitude about it being shared. Here’s a quote, from his website:

I’m honored that this often shows up on the internet. Here’s the correct version, as published in Omni, 1990.
(Thanks for your interest in my work. If you enjoyed this little piece, give a dollar to a homeless person.)

This short film from the New York Film Academy (NYFA) is pretty cool take on this sci-fi classic.


THEY’RE MADE OUT OF MEAT by Terry Bisson

“They’re made out of meat.”

“Meat?”

“Meat. They’re made out of meat.”

“Meat?”

“There’s no doubt about it. We picked up several from different parts of the planet, took them aboard our recon vessels, and probed them all the way through. They’re completely meat.” Continue reading »