I bought the first book in this series and it was surprisingly dull, even cliched writing. I remember thinking, Geez, this is Frank Frazetta, with this iconic character design, he probably could've gotten his pick of the best living fantasy writers. Oliver Stone would've done it...George Lucas might've even agreed to it. His creative choices were usually so brilliant... I just don't get it.
Yeah, just bought em for the covers, but thought the same thing. Dunnae think he was involved with the writer scenario, but the little I looked at (tore the covers off and tossed the guts) was not only bad, but seemed to be a Moorcock rip-off, with DD possessed ala Elric
Well, it was Frank's property, so he had to at least sign off on it for them to do it, but I believe there was an interview somewhere that indicated he was in on the decision-making (he may very well have been overstating his influence, though). He didn't seem to have much input on the comic book, in any event.The Death Dealer is such a powerful visual, it feels like a lost opportunity. Or two.
True dat. Sigh.