750 tons per second

Maybe you live under a rock. Or just don’t follow the news.

Or are a member of the Tea Party political sect and don’t follow real news. Just what some slow Alaskan woman says.

But I bet that most of you are aware that there’s a volcano in Iceland that is pumping out ash at the pace of 750 tons per second. PER SECOND. Please go find whatever news channel you prefer and watch, hopefully they show some footage of the inch to inch and a half of mud/ash that covers the ground in much of the country. Or talk about the billion(s) dollar impact this is having on most of the world.

But back in 1996, the volcanos of Iceland remained quiet, while Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada dropped some Ash on the comic world.

A NYC firefighter by day, a super hero by night. A great concept, and though short lived, the series was well received both critically and by fans.

It was one of the few series I checked out in the 90’s that was outside of the big two, and I was pleasantly surprised. (Note to the seller of this pretty cool poster below – when you have a 24×16 poster, take a bigger/better picture. This should sell, but the picture might make it tough)

So after Event Comics ran it’s course, a couple of guys named Quesada and Palmiotti were called in to head the “Marvel Knights” imprint and created quite a spark. Now Joe Q is the big chief at Marvel, so it makes this Ash / Azrael crossover with his signature right next to the DC logo kinda cool. Won’t see that every day.

Cool series. Surprisingly little talk about it considering the relevance of the parties involved. Always liked Joe Quesada’s pencils – maybe do another post about just that sometime. But for now, Ash.

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