I’ve been thinking about letter columns and editorials. Recently Ed Piskor posted a scan of an unbelievable editorial from Raphael #1 on BoingBoing. I’d recommend everyone take a few minutes to read it. It details the licensing build-up to the release of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toyline and cartoon.
Another favorite letter of mine came from someone on Facebook a few years ago (I can’t remember who posted it there and was unable to find it with a cursory search). It took some digging, but eventually I tracked this letter down to Punisher 19 – y’know the issue, the one where Frank goes to Australia and rides a…camel?
In explicably, there’s a reference to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creators on page 15:
Anyway, the letter column spread looks great. Check out Dolph Lundgren! I’m sure this version is better than the one with John Travolta:
The letter in question is this doozy. Read this paragraph first:
Then the beginning:
If you have any recommendations for good editorials or letter pages, please share them in the comments section below.
In other news, I spent the morning re-lettering Rambo 3.5 for a German edition. I’m not sure what to say about this really. I don’t speak German, but it seems like there could be something lost in translation. I’m pretty sure this edition will be the weirdest comic I’ll ever produce:
Last but not least — we made a video!
New Dimension Comics in Ellwood City opens up their basement to the public twice a year. It houses half a million comics in alphabetical order for $1 each. Ed Piskor, Tom Scioli, Jasen Lex, and I went there to investigate with documentary filmmaker, Julie Sokolow:
You can read more about it on HTMLGIANT.
The sale is Saturday, September 25.