That Time David Letterman Was In An Avengers Comic

Letterman2Tonight is David Letterman's last night hosting his show, which seems like a good time to remember when Letterman made an appearance in a Marvel Comic as himself. It was in the pages of Avengers #239 in 1983 and it was part of what was known as "Assistant Editor's Month". Letterman had only been on his NBC show for about a year when it happened and the assistant editor in question was Mike Carlin. Now over thirty years later, Letterman is saying farewell and Carlin has posted a letter he received from Letterman as well as a brief comment on his facebook page.

Been tenuously connected since the start!

I started on staff at MARVEL COMICS the same week Dave's NBC Show debuted!

A year and half later, we made the Assistant Editors' Month edition of THE AVENGERS happen!


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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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