Amoebas wrote:3 issue mini-series.
Steve Gerber has always been a writer who never skimped on the word count (which will turn some readers off I suppose). I have #1, thumbed through it (loving anytime Kevin Nowlan touched paper) but I'm saving the actual reading of it after I have all 3 issues.
And as this references an old 70's issue of Man-Thing, I fear this will lead me into a full Fear & Man-Thing reread soon enough.
Ah, there were early announcements way back when that this was going to be an OGN leading into a new Infernal MT series, as opposed to limited series, but that was several years ago and now downgraded to a 3 issue mini, I guess. Which probably makes more sense in today's market, plus it's not like Kevin Nowlan could commit to anything beyond covers for a series if he does a page a week with this style.
It's an oddly-paced read, chopping up both the new sequel and Gerber's original story both, so you get about 18-19 pages of new content and about 10 pages reprinting the first part of the original story featuring nutjob Brian Lazarus. Which is good, because the follow-up story that leads the book really only makes any sense at all once you've read the V1 MT #12 stuff that comes after it in the issue.
It was an uncomfortable read for me and will be difficult to score for several reasons, not the least of which is the fact that this was published posthumously, and the fact that, as Tom Spurgeon eulogized after Gerber died, "No creator save Jack Kirby has as a cautionary tale and a living example saved so many creators the grief of turning over their creations without reward or without realizing what they had done."