Issue(s): Gargoyle #1, Gargoyle #2, Gargoyle #3, Gargoyle #4
But this story reveals that Christians had been delving into mysticism for half his life, which doesn't contradict anything known so far about him, but it seems unnecessary; i like the idea of a regular old guy suddenly thrown into the world of the supernatural and super-heroes. We also learn more about Christians' past; details about his old romances and time in World War I.
DeMatteis goes further and comes up with a whole origin for the Gargoyle body. Instead of just being a body that the Six Fingered Hand created for Christians, DeMatteis gives us a whole story about a Druidic priest who animated gargoyles to resist Christian encroachment, and one of the gargoyles was particularly evil and got away.
Now it wants its body back...
...and tries to tempt Isaac with the prospect of a resurrected lover.
The Druid shows up to help Isaac fight off the evil gargoyle.
Nothing particularly wrong with any of this. But it fails to
The highlight of this series is newcomer (he had previously helped out on Power Pack #8) Mark Badger.
Badger hasn't done a lot for Marvel (or generally, as far as i can tell) but his loose, moody semi-Mike Mignola-ish style is enjoyable.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: The MCP places this between Defenders #141-142. It's as a good a placement as any, at a time when there's no major crisis going on in the Defenders book.
Continuity Implant? N
Reprinted In: N/A
Characters Appearing: Gargoyle (Defender)
Wasn't Mark Badger the penciler on this?
And JM DeMatteis was the writer. I think that fnord accidentally posted the credits for the Firestar series under this series. But hey, let him get to it in his own time.
I've fixed the credits on my *stub*! ;-)
Mark Badger later did the Martian Manhunter limited series for DC(again, I think, with DeMatteis) but his style had become more like superdeformed manga and it was not received well.
Chris Warner was the originally announced artist for this book.
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