One of the strangest comics that ever existed!
Described by Alan Moore as 'the holy barnacle of failure,' The Caterer caused the the spectacular collapse of Pearl Comics, dragging Pearl into a legal hell when its hero spent the whole of Issue 9 on a killing spree in Disneyland. The smirking Jack Marsden became a cult figure and role model for enigmatic idiots in the mid-70s. His style and catchphrases were such an insider code that hundreds of people got beaten up by baffled or enraged onlookers.
Floating World Comics has teamed with Lint biographer, Steve Aylett, to present a reprint of Issue 3: this stand-out issue includes the beginning of Marsden's goat obsession, a fierce appearance by the ghostly Hoston Pete, a great example of the Marsden "stillness," and no less than four classic Marsden hallucinations. The leaning Chief Bayard's preoccupation with our hero results in the violent deaths of six people, and Jack delivers his infamous "lipstick for dogs" diatribe.
Fans of the surreal humor of Fletcher Hanks, Flaming Carrot, and What's Up Tigerlilly? will get the joke. The pataphysical implications of this item existing in our reality are staggering. What's next, a comic written by Wolverine? An oblong gift to fans of '70s pulp and of cult author Jeff Lint.
Includes pull-out poster.
Artist: Jeff Lint / Steve Aylett
Publisher: Floating World Comics
Size: 7 x 10
Notes: saddle-stitched, color
Release Date: 2009