0. Xal-Kor the Human Cat
Written by: Gary Phillips
Art: Jason Schaufele, James Burns
Cover: Jason Schaufele
7” x 10”, b/w, 40pgs, prose and comics, $4.50
XAL-KOR was created by Richard “Grass” Green, a pioneer in those days of fandom not only for giving us the Human Cat, but being back then one of, if not the only initially, African American producing work for the fanzines. With his dynamic style clearly inspired by Jack “King” Kirby, Grass Green’s Xal-Kor was right out of a ‘70s Marvel Comics kind of superhero.
This one-shot is about delivering adventure, while reminiscent of fandom’s Golden Age, but with a modernistic undercurrent.