Stoogecoach: A “Three Stooges” Western, 1987

 

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3stoogespg1-stoogecoachYou probably don’t remember “Stoogecoach,” our 1987 Three Stooges comic, but that’s because it was never printed. Ask Don Secrease or me about it sometime when we’re drinking.

Those are the first two-pages of a completed,  22-page second ish. A first issue, “Of Stooge and Screen,” is around here somewhere, too. It has some great pin-up pages by Paul Daly.

Let’s just say the indie publisher who told us he had the licensing rights to the Three Stooges turned out to be… wrong. But only after we completed two full comics.

It was 1987. We were learning. Contract first, then the fun begins.

Happy Comic New Year from Don Secrease, Sam Maronie and me

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That’s me, left, with two great, St. Louis comic friends and collaborators from Auld Lang Syne: Don Secrease, co-creator and artist of The Herobots™, Ned and the NudeMel Cool: Mall Cop™, and many more comics with me; and Sam Maronie, long-time comics and pop-culture journalist and author of Tripping Through Pop Culture. This was New Year’s Eve, 2015, at the home our mutual friend and ace comic creator, Paul Daly.  Ever been to Paul’s place? It’s like stepping into a movie set. Anyway, my point is: Happy New Year!