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Wed Oct 13, 2021, 07:22 AM

Andy Yanchus, Marvel Comics Colorist, Dead at 77


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Wed Oct 13, 2021, 09:22 AM

1. In case anybody wanted a look at the earlier work of Mr. Yanchus

at Aurora Plastics that started all the commotion back then, and with the Halloween spirit upon us this month:


Itís the 50th anniversary of the most horrific kidsí toys ever
Aurora Monster Scenes model kits caused a national scandal in 1971. Today, the internet keeps their gruesome spirit alive.

A hunched-over mad scientist in a blood-stained apron, with a deep gash above his forehead, leads his victim into a hanging cage shaped to accommodate a human form, locks her in, and motions toward the poker and tongs set by a brazier of red-hot coals.

In the doctorís nearby laboratory ó cluttered with skulls, rats, a fanged rabbit, and beakers of blood ó a skeleton lies shackled on an operating table. A voluptuous, scantily clad bloodsucker and a green-skinned reanimated corpse lurk, awaiting their ghastly orders. [snip]

I don't normally follow vintage comics, but DH still loves making model (car) kits. I'll have to ask him about whether or not he ever saw these Aurora kits on the toy store shelves as a kid or much younger adult, lol! I note today that a woman centenarian+ Disney colorist-type artist behind the scenes has also past (just imagine, 111 yrs old) and the right gutter at your link also included another and a writer of iconic Star Wars material. Sad times to see so many off into whatever follows...RIP Mr. Yankus, et al

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