Thursday, October 6, 2011

PUCK #1 by Jon Morris


Jon Morris is a Washington-based cartoonist and the founder of DC Fifty-Too, which has morphed into this project. He couldn't resist giving Puck his first-ever solo series, because he's been wanting the little guy to have his own series since 1983. Don't believe me? Read on ...

Jon says: I've always loved the offbeat superheroes, so I was bazonkers for Alpha Flight when it debuted as its own series in 1983 - Sasquatch and Puck were immediately my favorites (somewhere around here I have both of them drawn as the Captain America and Bucky of Canada), but Puck more than anyone because he had depth. 

I like the direction that's been taken with Eugene Judd in the most recent Alpha Flight miniseries - trapped in Hell for the last several years and finally brought back to life, he's become deranged and exuberant. I picture any ongoing series as bar fights and scuffles with rogue demons from the underworld who - like he did himself - escaped into the living world. Any excuse for a fight!

I enjoyed Puck's original backstory in Alpha Flight up to the point where he once was a normal-sized dude who was magically shrunk to dwarf-size. Everything up to that is golden - Eugene Judd, the world traveler and adventurer and hunter of rare and often mystical artifacts. I see no reason not to go back to that. Marvel has their fair share of world-travelling guns-and-fists adventurers, but none of them would be half as much fun to see in action as Puck.

Puck was created by John Byrne.  Read more...

10 comments:

  1. I am so bummed that this isn't a real comic I can buy. So much awesomeness. Great stuff, Jon!

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  2. Nice drawing...I was also a Puck fan back in the old AF days.
    Someone give Jon a Puck mini-series to draw and write!

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  3. Everything about this screams pain—his, ours for lookin’ at him—except for that simple, but great graphic work with title!

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  4. I want this book like I want more Butcher Baker.........REAL BAD.

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  5. Yup, very terrific rendition of Puck, Jon!

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  6. Brilliant, Jon. One of my favorite covers so far... the threatening grin, the cracking knuckles, the band-aid on the hand... it all works like a charm. Really love how the bright orange title logo, Puck's eyes & costume symbol--and even your signature-- jump out against the dark background. This would be an amazing book (but only if you drew/wrote it).

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  7. Creepiest cover of them all! Awesome, Jon!

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