I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets: The Comics of Fletcher Hanks

I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets: The Comics of Fletcher Hanks

When I first read about this book I knew exactly what I was getting. The image of "Stardust" was etched in my skull from the back cover of "Men Of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book", by Gerad Jones. Fletcher Hanks has to be the Ed Wood of comics. The stories are so wild, that you enjoy the stupidity of it all. The gem in this book is Paul Karasik’s story of "Whatever Happened to Fletcher Hanks". This story is either a tribute to It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken by Seth or just about every fan-boy who lives in his basement searches for their heroes or misplaced youth. There are many parallels to Seth’s work, however, Fletcher is an evil crusted person unlike Seth’s Kalo, a make believe cartoonist from the New Yorker.  Read more>>