Subj: Good catch!Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 at 08:08:29 am EST (Viewed 841 times)
Reply Subj: Question for Tom D. - Chesbro of Black Tarantula = Mongo the Magnificent?
Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 at 09:04:11 pm EST (Viewed 149 times)
| > >>>Title edited now that I realize that Mr. Defalco actually hangs out here - this is what I get for posting without a long lurk time! BTW - I have been reading SG since the original What-If, and love it!|
> Okay, this is a little bizarre, but I have just started reading a series of mystery novels where the main character is a brilliant bald dwarf who used to be in a circus but is now a private detective struggling for dignity. (There is much more, and I am doing the series little justice with this, it is excellent, and veers off into straight SF territory very often.) The series started in the mid-70's, and has continued until recently. While looking at one of the covers in the library, before I read any of them, I was struck by the fact that the protagonist looked a bit like the Black Tarantula's right hand man Chesbro.
> The novelist is named George Chesbro.
> As near I can tell, Chesbro's first appearance was in Amazing Spider-Man 419 occupying much the same role as in the Spider-Girl continuity, and was also written by Mr. DeFalco. Does any one here know if he meant Chesbro to be a nod to Mongo the Magnificent, the hero of Mr. Chesbro's novels?
> Wikipedia claims this, but there is no citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongo_the_Magnificent .
> Thanks for any clarification.
> By the way, my quick summary may be a little off-putting, but the books, at least the two I have read so far are bloody brilliant. Check this out: http://www.amazon.com/George-Chesbros-Mongo-Frederickson-Mysteries/lm/1O03VST36MA6D
I am a big fan of Mr. Chesbro's work and was first introduced to Mongo by the legendary Denny O'Neil!