CM Podcast 68 – Grendel

Let’s go back to the 80s where androgyny bands played synthetic tunes to coked out crowds.  Yes, there was a lot of experimenting going on in songs,on TV shows and in comics during that time.

The 80s brought the Brit Comic Blitz of Alan Moore, Alan Grant and Grant Morrison and they showed how comics can be more than superheroes.

This also allowed independent companies like Comico carve out a niche market for themselves with avant-garde comics like Grendel.

Grendel was like no other comic at the time – the “hero” Hunter Rose was a thief and murder that ran a mob and was being pursued by the police.  This is ground breaking stuff and certainly would not be approved by the American Comic Code!

Over time, the mantle of Grendel passed from one generation to the next.  Sometime for good and sometimes for evil but always a great story.

Jon and I relive our 1st encounters with Grendel and discuss this epic tale.

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast 68

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