[identity profile] volksjager.insanejournal.com posting in [community profile] scans_daily
TimwWarp was something different that DC tried in the early 80's these were really fucked up stories for like minded people. Just to give you an example Steve Ditko had a story in every issue...

Seriously I've had dates that ended this way.

So basically the ship gets sent to find out hat happened to the last survey team that "vanished mysteriously"

So the crew finds this cool fruit that everyone likes and starts to eat it. No sign of the previous team,but they find this...

Hmm, everyone else is eating this fruit, so it must be OK...

True love.

Here are some of the really cool covers this book had.

Date: 2009-10-09 11:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] barnesarama.insanejournal.com
Looks like DC trying to do a version of 2000AD. This would be at the point where Moore had really hit his stride in US comics, so I guess they were hoping to duplicate the sort of skills grounding that the 2000AD format gave British writers.

Nice arse on the girl on the third cover though.

Date: 2009-10-10 02:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rab62.insanejournal.com
Brace yourself for *extreme* pedantry:

The first issue of Time Warp went on sale in July 1979; the last issue hit the stands in March 1980. Unless I'm very much mistaken, Alan Moore didn't make his U.S. debut until late 1983 with Swamp Thing #20.

Folks at DC were certainly aware of 2000 AD prior to Moore, but probably mostly for the artists; back then the British writing wouldn't have been considered as important. Time Warp was probably inspired by editor Joe Orlando's past experience editing anthology books like House of Mystery and House of Secrets. Those had once been DC's equivalent of 2000 AD, after all: a training ground for new talent. I remember hoping Time Warp would be more brainy SF like Mystery In Space or Strange Adventures, but it ended up being more like the horror books.

Still, that is a damn nice ass.

Date: 2009-10-11 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foxhack.insanejournal.com
The last thing we need is Icon_UK spamming us with scans upon scans of his favorite subject. ._.

Date: 2009-10-10 10:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] barnesarama.insanejournal.com
It's nice to see that we can all agree on the important things.

Date: 2009-10-09 11:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] citygod.insanejournal.com
Very cool logo, and fab M. Kaluta covers. But who is Jerry Grandenetti? Name isn't ringing a bell.

Date: 2009-10-10 12:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] citygod.insanejournal.com
...and he was one of Eisner's assistant's on the Spirit. I have heard his name before. (And, according to Wikipedia, he started working in advertising at 65! I hate to be a hater but can we believe Wikipedia on that one? Sounds incredible.)

Date: 2009-10-10 12:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] citygod.insanejournal.com
oh yeah, lot's of great comic artists have even subsidized their career by working in advertising (and Hollywood) but to start at 65 seems a bit late...

Date: 2009-10-09 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ulf_boehnke.insanejournal.com
For some reason, I am very amused by the fact that they mention it's June in the distant future.

"It's the sixteenth of June, ten hours thirty-one minutes and fifteen seconds in the morning in a year of the distant future..."

Date: 2009-10-10 03:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blakeyrat.insanejournal.com
Well, the month isn't really relevant when the planet isn't Earth. It's not like June Earth-time implies that this planet will have mild, warm weather.

Date: 2009-10-10 09:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ulf_boehnke.insanejournal.com
No, it's just that they don't tell us the year, but they mention the month, which is very useless.

And it is especially useless on another planet.

Date: 2009-10-10 12:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nagaoka.insanejournal.com
A little strange that he gets a rash and automatically knows he's turning into a monster.

Date: 2009-10-10 04:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the_lassiter.insanejournal.com
*wow* that's way sensitive!

Date: 2009-10-10 01:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brandiweed.livejournal.com (from insanejournal.com)
Reminds me of Matango: Fungus of Terror by way of Warren Comics.

Date: 2009-10-10 03:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crinosg.insanejournal.com
Yeah, Matango was a film from Japan (Toho, same guys who did Godzilla and Super Sentai), basically a bunch of people are shipwrecked on a mysterious island and forced to subsist on mushrooms which turn them into fungus men. IIRC it ends with the last human returning to the mainland and changing shortly thereafter.

Also, what a massive asshole this guys is; He knocks his wife unconscious and then force feeds her the monster fruit? He could have at least waited till she had woken up, explained the situation, and let her make the choice herself.

Date: 2009-10-10 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nagaoka.insanejournal.com
To be fair, it says he's running on animal instinct at this point. He's lost the human part of his mind and isn't capable of rational thought.

Date: 2009-10-10 04:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crinosg.insanejournal.com
Yeah, I didn't realize that until after I had posted and I read the thing more closely. My bad.

But still, damn man. What kind of freaky evolutionary process is at work for a plant to develop "turn people into mindless boil people" as a natural defense?

(and why couldn't we see the woman transform? Some of us are into that sort of thing).

Date: 2009-10-10 04:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the_lassiter.insanejournal.com
Maybe the boils pop and release seeds into the air and spread the fruit. *ick* I think I made myself sick.

Date: 2009-10-10 05:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brandiweed.livejournal.com (from insanejournal.com)
Yeah, sorry, it's a Japanese movie as crinosg explained. It's loosely based on the story "The Voice in the Night" by William Hope Hodgson, which you can read here: http://gaslight.mtroyal.ca/voicenig.htm

Warren Publications were the 70s kings of horror comics, and the art style they used resembled Grandenetti's here more than the '50s EC house styles.

Date: 2009-10-10 03:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blakeyrat.insanejournal.com
Comics? Watch the film. Classic Toho.

Date: 2009-10-10 12:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaetepixie.insanejournal.com
The second cover with the girl and the robot - imagine how many young people over the years saw that and instantly spawned a new fetish.

Date: 2009-10-10 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] timgueguen.insanejournal.com
My brother or I owned all of the issues pictured here.(I can't remember which of us bought them.) The series definitely wasn't big on happy endings, which frankly probably appealed a lot to many younger readers. KIds tend to like stuff that ends along the lines of "...and then they all became monsters too!"

Date: 2009-10-11 07:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
That subplot in the middle is somewhat unnecessary, isn't it? I mean, the fact that the wife and her boyfriend were planning to get rid of Michael somehow may make it poetic justice when she gets turned into a monster, too, but otherwise it really doesn't affect the story at all. It could have been cut out without affecting anything.

Date: 2009-10-11 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
Well, yes, but the lengths HE is prepared to go to to be with HER have little to do with the fact that she's perfectly willing to ditch him for someone else. (Unless, of course, he knows about all this and is still willing to stay with her, but I didn't get any indication of that here.) Also, as I read it, him feeding her the fruit is a purely animal instinct - his brain has basically turned to jelly at this point; all he knows is that this woman is his mate, they are together, and to survive, they must eat. It's not a matter of love, it's a matter of 'Ugh! She mine! Must keep alive!'

Date: 2009-10-11 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
Well, generally, if things sink to the 'Ugh! She mine!' level, it's more like 'Ugh! She mine! She can keep her own damn self alive - but first, breakfast! Where's my coffee, woman?'


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