We all recently enjoyed reading about the Super Powers line and all that was found to reveal the direction in which the line was heading. The Mego Corporation didnt keep a running log of what was actually produced so new items are still being found to this day. I had the pleasure of meeting a long time Mego collector who invited me to his house along with two other collectors who accompanied me. He was the lucky receipient of the fabric covering that dressed the Mego Super Knights horse which he had won on auction on eBay Germany. To this day it is only the second one to have ever been found and I must say that it was a super treat for me to actually hold it in my hands. Discovering proto-types, adding new items to your collection and most of all the sharing with friends is what fuels my passion for this hobby. New things are being discovered with both Mego Corp literature and the toys themselves. I was recently informed that the artist for the Mego Corps Western line was none other than Gray Morrow. To many a discovery like this wouldnt mean much but to the four guys I sat around with in New York and had lunch with it means a lot. More on this in the very near future along with a huge announcement. ;D
He actually signed the bottom of the boxes from the Mego Corps Western line. I'm amazed that new discoveries are still be made today. Here's a quick story from you to follow up on this. An ex-Mego Corp employee contacted me a few months ago during the Megocon2004 hype saying that she had worked for the company as a quality control manager and that she was in possession of some carded Eagle Force proto's. I am still in negotiations to obtain them but I thought it cool that undocumented items are still sitting in peoples basements just waiting to be uncovered. Mark Huckabone ( super dealer/collector ) was recently telling me some very interesting stories relating to this topic. More on this very soon. ;D
The artists for the US carded WGSH's is pretty extensive with the likes of Trimpe, Romita and others. Once I get home I will post the list which I have documented over the years. I have a few leads on some other cards which I am very close to obtaining a definitive answer on as far as who did the artwork. I've always had my suspicions being a comicbook collector and now all I've got to do is confirm them. Some of their foreign packagings are to die for ( Palitoy is one example ) which you will be privey to in the coming months. Lots happening in the Mego world lately which is very cool indeed.
Post by reideen1313 on Oct 1, 2004 17:02:22 GMT -5
So, if I'm reading your post correctly, the art for the WGSH (and other) line was done specifically for Mego? I had always assumed that the art was lifted from the comics. Very interesting info to know! (Just in case I ever have to answer a Mego trivia question! ;D)
Actually its believed that the art came from archives that were kept by the two comicbook companies amd whether all of it was lifted from the comicbooks is simply noy known. John Bonivita has since given me alot of the repo artbook guides which I can show you in the very near future which are really cool to see. No one can really say one way or another about where the artwork was lifted from but we do have some idea's regarding its origin. Seeing that the Mego Corp never kept any production logs as to what was actually produced the end numbers are also unknown to us at this point. Too many questions and not enough answers although Marty Abrams did do his best when I had him at the Megocon2004 event.
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