KRAZY LITTLE MARVEL COMICS
Krazy Little Comics was a series of mini comic books created by the Topps Company in 1967. Each issue was eight pages long, with a cover, six-page story, and an ad parodyback cover. When it came to hiring creative talent, Topps didn't hire just anybody -- they got a couple of top comic professionals!
The front covers were written by Len Brown and the stories were written by Roy Thomas. The "stories" -- a single panel on each tiny page -- were penciled by Gil Kane and inked by Wally Wood. Back covers, featuring parodies of long-running comic book advertisements, were done by Art Spiegleman.
Each package (wrapper pictured right) contained one mini-comic, and one stick of (super-hard, tasteless and nearly unchewable) bubble gum -- all for only a nickel!
How come you never saw of heard of Krazy Little Comics? Because the stories featured characters owned by other companies, and they had not been licensed for use by Topps. The comics were considered allowable satire, but still, at the last minute, Topps lawyers decided it was too risky to distribute the product. So only a handful survived.
This issue of DIAL B, we present, in full, the Topps superhero Krazy Comics lampooning Marvel characters -- next issue, we'll do the DC mini-books!