"If you take away the penises isn't this a Scott Snyder Batman comic?"
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For their Comic Books are Burning in Hell
podcast Joe McCulloch, Tucker Stone, Matt Seneca and Chris Mautner take on Tim Vigil and Faust
. Featuring extensive notes and artwork perhaps not suitable for viewing at work.Tim Vigil
you might call one of the genuine "superstars" of the mid-eighties black and white comics boom
. Based on the success of Cerebus
and especially Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
, dozens and dozens of new and shitty independent comics publishers sprung up pushing out hundreds of mediocre titles, with the occasional hidden gem, all in an effort to become the new Turtles. Speculators and comics shops jumped on the bandwagon, print runs went sky high and of course it all ended with tears before bedtime, as actually, none of them would ever been the new Turtles.
Where Tim Vigil differed is that he did find his own niche and audience, first for a publisher called Silverwolf
in a comic called Grips
, starring a sort of Wolverine-esque hero with big claws. It was written by the publisher, Kris Silver, himself, who was not very good. Vigil had a falling out with him, largely due to money, got together with a comics fan and off-off broadway playwright David Quinn
and created Faust
, starring another anti-hero with big claws. This was an over the top horror superhero comic that at its zenith sold something like 50,000 copies an issue and one of the few titles to survive when the black and white comics boom burst.