RIP: Mick Anglo

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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.

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Comments

  1. Scratchie says

    “…his early Marvelman/Miracleman adventures.”

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

  2. 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.

  3. X-fan says

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

  4. 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?

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