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MTV’s 1992 tour of Marvel Comics is a mind-blowing, mullet-filled time capsule

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On February 10, 1992, MTV VJ Karyn Bryant set up shop in the Marvel Comics bullpen to get the inside scoop on how comics were made at the height of the industry boom, while also tossing to awesome new videos from Seal, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana and Genesis. Almost 22 years later, the video of Bryant’s day of picking up “Deathlok” issues and peeking over letterer’s shoulders has made its way online.

The video was uploaded by former Marvel employee Jared Osborn, who can be seen early on in the video lettering a panel featuring Nightcrawler and Wolverine. Bryant also talks to another letterer, Dave, that’s working on “Web of Spider-Man” #88 on top of his “120 Minutes”-esque workspace.

Most awesomely, Bryant gets facetime with Bob Harras, editor of the X-Men line at the time, and senior executive editor Mark Gruenwald, who talks about his groundbreaking run as writer on “Captain America.”

Making matters even more 1992-y, the video also includes mighty mullets, Clive Barker comics and details about a contest to win a dinner with Michael Jackson. The video is a wild nostalgia trip for anyone that collected comics back during the days of “Operation: Galactic Storm” and an all-around awesome time capsule.

(via The Marvel Age of Comics)