Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Our Fighting Forces

Something I always do when I buy an old comic is check out the letters pages for familiar names. Every once in a while I'll come across letter whose author would go on to work in comics themselves. At the monstrous San Diego Comic-Con last July, I picked up a Jack Kirby issue of Our Fighting Forces (#160) from 1975. It was there that I read the letter above. I wondered if it could be the same Gregg Araki who directed movies like the Doom Generation and Mysterious Skin some 20 - 30 years later. After some quick IMDB research I found out that he grew up in Santa Barbara and that Goleta is in Santa Barbara County. He would have been 16 when this letter was published.

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