Wednesday, June 04, 2008

(Late) Wednesday Cover: Mike Danger

This week, I've got one of my favorite Eduardo Barreto covers from the mid-90s Tekno•Comix series, Mickey Spillane's Mike Danger. Written by Max Allan Collins, and illustrated by Barreto, I have a special fondness for this series, as it was one of the monthly titles I edited during my tenure at the aforementioned Tekno. Based loosely on Mickey's original Mike Danger comics character from the 40's, this version had the Hammer-like gumshoe transported to a politically correct, Buck Rogers-styled future via cold sleep. It was a fun book, and a pleasure to work on.

I also like this cover because Eduardo graciously gave me the original art as a gift, and it hangs proudly in my living room.

6 comments:

bish8 said...

TOTALLY cool! Nuff' said!

Charles Gramlich said...

I never knew this existed. I bet I would like it, although I was not a particular fan of Mickey Spillane. I do enjoy the hardboiled genre, and mixing it with space opera sounds like a marriage made in heaven. Or somewhere.

laughingwolf said...

so neat, i was unaware of this, as well....

Craig Zablo said...

I bought the issues as they came out. It was a fun comic as to be expected considering the genre and folks involved!

Glen said...

I have every issue too! I still recommend it to people.

Kevin said...

This was the second time I saw Barreto's art (first was Martian Manhunter: American Secrets), but I recognized it instantly. Bought the first issue just for that.

One of the best descriptions I read when the book came out put it something like this:

Picture Flash Gordon with a .38 and five o'clock shadow. Now imagine him pistol-whipping Ming the Merciless instead of trying to run him through with a sword. That's Mike Danger.