Monday, February 02, 2009

Hugh Mann, the Impossible Man

Here's an obscurity from Comics' Golden Age: Impossible Man, the lone normal man on the superhuman planet Brutus. If that sounds familiar, you've probably read Jim Valentino's Normalman, the mid-80's independent comic starring a powerless, terrified nebbish on a planet populated solely by superheroes.

Published in Meteor #1 (1946), this story was one of Impossible Man's handful of appearances in various Enwil Associates titles before disappearing into comic book limbo. I'm printing it here because I kind of dig the George Marcoux artwork.

9/12/10 Updated to add: The art for this feature may have been drawn by George Marcoux or by C.A. Voight, but I'm not sure which. See the comments for more details.




7 comments:

Brian said...

Hey, a pretty fun story as well as some real lively artwork. I like it.

Mego Thor said...

The second panel of the first page must be what it's like to live in the Marvel Universe NYC.

Grebo said...

That was actually really fun, clever, and cute! Thanks for posting it.

And I remember Normalman... I even have a buncha issues. Great stuff. Go Captain Everything!

The Fortress Keeper said...

Hey that's great! And I used to love Normalman!

Thanks for unearthing this little gem!

Ger Apeldoorn said...

"Kind of dig it"? This is a fantastic find! Who is his artist?! What else was in Meteor? Are there more issues?! This is not only great because it predates Normalman, it is also one of the first over superhero parodies.

Brian Hughes said...

The only other info I could find on George Marcoux was that he created "Supersnipe", the kid with the most comics in the world. There was only one issue of Meteor and the other feature was "Captain Wizard and Baldy Bean". It looks like Impossible Man showed up in 2 or 3 other Enwil titles. (All this per the Grand Comic Database)

Terry Beatty said...

No way that story was drawn by anyone other than C.A. Voight. The GCD is wrong on this one.