Tuesday, June 23, 2009

M*A*S*H The Comic Book?

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In 1975, DC Comics started up an unofficial sub-line of their books, featuring new titles based on then-running TV series.

Titles like Super Friends and Isis were labeled "A DC TV Comic" complete with a little TV-shaped icon on the cover. But DC didn't stop there--no, they went further, and decided to create a comic book based on a non-superhero-based TV series.

That series was Welcome Back, Kotter, which hit the newsstands in August 1976.

But its been reported (most recently in TwoMorrows' Back Issue magazine) that DC considered other TV series to turn into a comic book, including, improbably, M*A*S*H!

Apparently, the idea of M*A*S*H comic book never got past some informal pitch meetings at DC, which makes sense--the mind reels at the idea of how such a performance and writing-based series, dealing with such adult topics, could ever work as a comic book.

But just the idea of a M*A*S*H comic book got my imagination going, so I wondered...if DC had gone through with it, what might a mid-70s DC M*A*S*H comic book have looked like?:
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8 comments:

What the Parrot Saw said...

This is great! Don't stop here, rob! :-)

I thought it was real- surprising that there was not a MASH comic, come to think of it, although I can't think of a single good comic based on a TV show.

Shawn - kryptonkylie@aol.com said...

What a great way to merge two of your biggest loves. Way to go!

Luke said...

I could see it now...

Houlihan: Oh Frank, last night was so wonderful!

Burns: What?

Houlihan: Last night in my tent! Don't you remember?

Burns: I wasn't in your tent last night!

Houlihan: Yes you were! And you had that itch on your neck, remember?!

The Unknown Soldier: *chuckle*

Russell said...

bwahahaha! Nice job, Rob!

Rick said...

Great team-up with MASH and the Unknown Solider. I think if they had done this then the comic book would have been more slap-stick like the early years of the TV show.

The Masked Golem said...

Nice to see John Severin working for DC.

Gazzoo said...

Well, you were wrong, there was one...

http://www.newsfromme.com/2015/10/01/tv-funnies-part-2-2/

rob! said...

Those are not real, they're gag covers. Mark Evanier states that at the top of the article.

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