Another of the unsung heroes, or not sung enough, in the comic book world are the editors. Aside from keeping everything on track and making sure both story and art are cohesive and fit into an overall larger world, they often times have more knowledge about their given project than anyone else involved.
Yet, how often do we look at the credits to see who edited the book in our hands?
Last week it was announced that Marvel Editor Ralph Macchio was retiring from his long held post. My first thought was that it was sad to see him go.
My second thought, albeit brief, was to wonder if there was any chance that this Ralph Macchio was the same Ralph Macchio as seen in the original Karate Kid back in the 80s.
I have to admit, I wouldn’t have been disappointed if it had been.
Todays sweep-the-leg page was done by Gibson Quarter:
Gibson Quarter is an artist best known for his illustration work drawing “War on Drugs” strips (with writer Alan Grant) in the European magazine “WASTED.” Here in North America, he is a regular contributor to Ty Templeton’s Holmes Inc. comic, and the recent Undertow #1 by 7th Wave comics. He has also drawn stories for a host of European magazines; Northern Lightz, FutureQuake and Something Wicked, as well as Zarjaz and Dogbreath. He lives in Toronto, and his biggest professional challenge is keeping his determined cat off the drawing board while he’s working!
Enjoy New Comics Day, folks, there’s some good stuff out there today.