Steve Gerber’s EXILES #4 explanation — in issue #4 of the Malibu/Ultraverse book EXILES, famously subversive writer Steve Gerber killed ALL the main characters and announced it was the final issue — even with more issues featuring “The Hoaxter and the Carnival of Lies!” solicited. Though retailers likely weren’t amused, Gerber’s explanation from the end of the issue click for full size) points out the joke he’d pulled off with the series, a dark satire of the team books popular at Marvel/DC/Image at the time, complete with cyborgs and overly-sexualized female characters. Though the Ultraverse and later Marvel would repeatedly revive the “Exiles” name, the short life of this team is one of the stranger moments in superhero comics — and definitely one of Steve Gerber’s most biting attacks on superhero cliches.
PAGE OF POWER signed by Steranko, Stan Lee, Patton Oswalt, Darren Aronofsky, Moebius, Harvey Pekar, Adrian Pasdar, Deepak Chopra, Mike Judge, Alejandro Jodorowsky
Lady Rainicorn Translation from “Up a Tree” #AdventureTime
Some great Nick Cardy covers. More at these links:
Books featuring Cardy’s art:
by Stuart Immonen
Inks: José Marzan Jr.
Colours: Tom McCraw
Letters: Gaspar Saladino
Superman Villains Secret Files and Origins #1, 1998
How varied and awesome is Stuart Immonen?!? Always amazing and massively inspiring!
Still amazed I got JEFF SMITH to draw Finn and Jake. He loves ADVENTURE TIME!