About

CONCEPT

The Devil’s Planet is a fantasy adventure that combines classic 70s Sci-Fi with 70s horror.  It’s not a spoof or a parody.  It’s just good, old-fashioned space opera and planetary romance merged with monsters.  The design is intended to look and feel like a science fiction television show from the early to mid 70s.

FORMAT

The Devil’s Planet is a web-based comic book unfolding through a suite of limited series.  Each limited series tells a complete tale while also being part of a larger, continuing story arc.

The comic updates, a page at a time, once a week on Wednesdays. 

A blog, Markneto’s 70’s Sci-Fi Blog, accompanies the comic.  Hosted by Mark, it features various reviews and musings on all things related to science fiction, horror, and fantasy from the 70s.

PRODUCTION CREW

Writer, Inker, Letterer, Colorist, Creator  Mark Sautter: A graduate of Temple University’s School of Communication and Theater, Mark is a visual artist and storyteller with experience in independent film/video, theatre, and comics.  He is also a Mego customizer. You can check out his work at Markneto’s Mightiest Mego Super-Customs.  

70s FAVORITES: the Star Trek: the Motion Picture Klingons, the Draconians from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (Mark may well be the only person on Earth with a tattoo of the Draconians’ dragon emblem, a distinction he carries with honor), the Cybermen from the Doctor Who serial “Revenge of the Cybermen,” and the mighty Marvel monster craze (the Johnny Blaze Ghost Rider, Morbius, Daimon Hellstrom, etc).

Penciller – Doug Slack: Doug is a Cartoonist best  known for his anthology comic book Slacker Comics (Slave Labor Graphics, 1994-1998).  Currently he has a webcomic, Hard-Boiled Horror Tales, running at Dread Central. 

70s FAVORITES:  The Defenders, Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things, Mego’s Micronauts, and the Shogun Warriors Godzilla with launch-able fist.

Inker (Chapter One) – Dave D’Orazio: Dave studied visual communications at the Art Institute of Philadelphia.  In addition to his artistic pursuits, Dave is a talented athlete.  He participates in a variety of sports, including playing and coaching for the Tri-State Football League. 

70s FAVORITES: Planet of the Apes, Logan’s Run, and The Amazing Spider-Man.

Logo Designer – Rob Kelly: Rob is a freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer with clients including the NBA, the Grammys, and Margaret Cho. Also a prolific comic book historian, he hosts an impressive array of quality comics-centric websites, including Treasurycomics.com, Hey Kids, Comics!, and his flagship site – the Aquaman Shrine.  

70s FAVORITES:  the Sinbad movies, Power Records, and the Shazam! TV show.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Everyone contributing to this comic book is graciously volunteering their time and talent to make it an entertaining work of professional quality.  I am mightily grateful for their help and would like to offer each of them the most heartfelt and sincerest of thank yous.

I also want to thank all of my family and friends for their loving encouragement and support over the years.

~ Mark Sautter, November 2009