Now we'll wreck the subways

Apparently I’m not the only admirer of the retarded brilliance of Fletcher Hanks:
"There is a man in a blue suit and a green and red skullcap piloting a red plane across a yellow sky. Crossing a lush jungle valley, he spots thousands of “gigantic royal panthers” and instantly declares: “I CAN USE THEM IN MY PLAN TO WRECK CIVILIZATION!”

Though the colorful and crudely drawn adventure comics gathered in I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets! read like the fevered imaginings of Henry Darger’s bully older brother, they are, in fact, the garish and terrifying work of Fletcher Hanks." [More]


  1. Maybe this head is actually the meteor that landed on Peru?

  2. Thanks for the kind words about my book, "I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets: The Comics of Fletcher Hanks".

    Readers unfamiliar with Hanks work may want to slide over to the BONUS page of my website for a slideshopw of a full length Fantomah story that does NOT appear in the book:

  3. Fez: Good one.

    I've been remiss not write about the Peru meteor, which probably brought some strange plague which will turn everyone on earth into draculas.

    Mr. Karasik: You're welcome. I should've included a link to that, Fantomah is fun to look at.

    It's also fun to imagine the reactions of little kids in the 40's who wanted their moms to buy Superman getting Fantomah instead.


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