Marvel Chillers #1-2 (1975): 1st Modred the Mystic

Bill Mantlo’s first Marvel comic!  (He’d been a colorist up to now, and Len Wein persuaded him to try writing.)

Sadly, that’s about all that matters with this terrible comic.

It’s exactly what you’d expect from a book about an old wizard: Two kids find an old man in a cave and wake him up.  He’s Merlin’s old enemy, Modred, and he causes all kinds of magic havoc in modern-day England until his series is cancelled after two issues.

Creators: Bill Mantlo and Yong Montano (#1), Sonny Trinidad (#2), with Marv Wolfman getting an “inspired by” credit.
Grade: F
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