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William Messner-Loebs Returned to Comics for KISS: The End #3

There has been much in the news in recent years of the plight of comic book creator William Messner-Loebs, best known for writing and drawing Journey from Aardvark-Vanaheim, writing The Maxx for Sam Keith at Image, writing Thor for Marvel and The Flash, Doctor Fate, Wasteland and Wonder Woman for DC Comics. It was at DC, and with Sam Kieth, that he wrote one of my favourite comics of all time, Epicurus The Sage.

And while he has been the subject of charitable help using GoFundMe and the HERO charity, he has new writing credits on KISS: The End #3, for plotting assistance, just published last week.

William Messner-Loebs Return to Comics for KISS: The End #4

And this is all down to regular series writer Amy Chu, who reached out to him to both help on the issue and to help him out, and will be splitting the cheque for the issue. This will be his first professional comics writing credit for several years, though his work continues to remain in print.

(W) Amy Chu (A) Edu Menna (CA) Stuart Sayger
Jay and Mania's cross-time, KISS chasing adventure continues as they track down the hard rocking band of thieves to retrieve the Demon King's sword and attempt to keep Jay's soul from being permanently trapped in the barren desert known as The Waste Land!In Shops: Jun 26, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Not yet updated, but, it does have Wasteland in it…

William Messner-Loebs Return to Comics for KISS: The End #4

And while Epicurus The Sage was one of the few comic books in my collection to escape my recent purge, everyone has their favourites it seems.

Anyone else have any room for a certain Messner-Loebs?


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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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