RIP: Mick Anglo

201111110406 RIP: Mick Anglo
Marvelman creator Mick Anglo died last week at age 96, Bleeding Cool reports. Although best known as the actual creator of Marvelman — later Miracleman — whose resurrection by Alan Moore and Garry Leach led to one of the most bizarre rights battles in comics history, Anglo had a long career as a writer (sometimes under the name Jonny Dekker) and artist, from 1940 onwards.

Although involved in at least one legal wrangle for his character in recent years, Anglo settled up his end of things, and Marvel has recently been reprinting his early Marvelman/Miracleman adventures.

201111110404 RIP: Mick Anglo

Comments

  1. Scratchie says:

    “…his early Marvelman/Miracleman adventures.”

    Why the odd nomenclature? Aren’t they just “Marvelman adventures”?

  2. mirrth says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvelman

    Copyright issues/lawsuits, and such. As such, depending on when you were exposed to the stories, and what region you might have been in, you may have known them as Marvel or Miracle.

  3. Chris Hero says:

    I read them when they were Miracleman. Marvelman still sounds wired to me.

    But I’m sad Anglo died before he could receive royalties from the Moore/Gaiman stories. He deserved every penny he would have received.

  4. X-fan says:

    Interestingly enough, Mick Anglo’s studio also created a character called Miracleman that wasn’t that dissimilar to Marvelman.

  5. Omar Karindu says:

    But I’m sad Anglo died before he could receive royalties from the Moore/Gaiman stories. He deserved every penny he would have received.

    I…uh…why?

    Didn’t Anglo just cosmetically alter Captain Marvel to make up for the end of Fawcett’s reprints in the UK market? Prior to Moore, Marvelman is little more than a pastiche of C.C. Beck and Otto Binder, isn’t it?

  6. Saber Tooth Tiger Mike says:

    Omar, you’re rocking the boat.

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