In the mid-1970s, Marvel Comics launched, MARVEL PREMIERE, an umbrella title that served as a mind dump for creators and editors to explore new heroes while keeping freelancers employed and the 'House of ideas' machine chugging along. When issue #31 hit newsstands, writer Bill Mantlo [of Micronauts, Rom, and Hulk fame] and [then rookie] artist, Keith Giffen, debuted WOODGOD – the Man Brute. Dubbed “the most bizarre hero of all,” Woodgod was a genetically engineered satyr that cried and stomped his hoofs throughout his entire origin. An emo-inspired pain in the ass, Woodgod was quickly abandoned, albeit dusted off a few times before being quarantined into the bad character idea drawer, never to be seen again.
A little while ago, I was hired to contribute to the upcoming sequel of Marvel Comics’ STRANGE TALES revamp [ http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/20
Here are some preliminary sketches I did before drawing my story: