Not a hoax, not a dream, not an imaginary story.
Marvel Team-Up Annual #4, 1981. Art by Herb Trimpe and Mike Esposito. Words by Frank Miller. Colors by George Roussos. Letters by Diana Albers.
I thought this story was ridiculous when I read it when I was 8. It wasn’t until 4 or 5 years later that I realized it was written by Frank Miller. This was about the time while I was reading The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year One as they were coming out, so to say I was shocked this was the same person is an understatement.
On the other hand, it was around that time that I realized I had Miller’s first big Marvel work from 2 fill-in issues he did for Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man. I remember 6yo loving the art in those issues. Same goes for Marvel Team-Up #100, which I also literally read to pieces.
Commissioner Gordon by David Mazzucchelli (from DC Who’s Who)
Found an unfinished Batman Drawing, so I finished it.
A typically characterful and poignant Jaime Hernandez cartoon, from 1982’s The Comics Journal #71.