Hi there, Weird Legionnaires. Welcome back to another podcast addendum post supplementing our recent Into The Weird episode where Billy and Herm talked all about Marvel’s WHAT IF? comics. If you haven’t listened to it yet you can find it on iTunes here, or on Spotify here. We’re also on Anchor, TuneIn and Stitcher, if you prefer.
It was certainly a blast revisiting two old issues from WHAT IF? volume 1, and it brought back a lot of childhood memories. For Billy it was #11, the classic Jack Kirby “What If the Original Marvel Bullpen Became The Fantastic Four,” his very first What If? comic. For Herman it was the very next issue: “What if Rick Jones Had Become The Hulk?” Two true gems!
Before we share some images from these two tales from the multiverse, allow me a moment to plug our Patreon. Over at our Patreon of the Weird we offer 3 additional shows every month if you support us on the $5 tier. On the $10 tier you get your very own Bronze Age Marvel Super-Monicker and a care package from us. Your support will help us to pay for hosting fees as well as the means to deliver even more content. If you are already a subscriber, thank you so much!
And now, on to the comics!
WHAT IF? #11 (Billy’spick) – October, 1978
*Written and pencilled by The King himself, Jack Kirby!
*Inked by Mike “Mad Dog” Royer.
*Edited by Jumping Jack “Flash” Kirby and Roy “The Envoy” Thomas.
*Colors by Garrulous Carl Gafford.
*Lettered by Bill “Ixnay” Wray.
WHAT IF? #12 (Herman’s pick) – December, 1978
*Written by Don “The Don” Glut.
*Pencilled by Stupendous Sal Buscema.
*Inked by Bill “Badass” Black.
*Colored by Rambunctious George Roussos.
*Lettered by Brainy Bruce Patterson.
*Edited by Roy “The Linchpin” Thomas.
And just because we promised on the show to share Billy’s favorite faux Marvel Cover, here it is:
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Thanks again for joing us here on INTO THE WEIRD. Hope to see you all back again soon.