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Which Avengers Issue Was a Rejected Harlan Ellison Hawkman Story?

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COMIC LEGEND:

An Avengers issue was based on a Harlan Ellison story that was rejected for an issue of Hawkman!

STATUS:

True

Avengers #101 came towards the end of Roy Thomas' run on the series, and it was a strong issue. It was an adaptation of a Harlan Ellison story...

And to be sure, as it was adapted from Ellison, it DID deal with some fairly trippy concepts...

However, the origin of the comic is a lot trippier than the comic itself!

Roy Thomas spoke about the issues's origins a while back when this book was collected as part of Marvel's Masterworks series of books:

Amusingly enough, Thomas ends his notes about the story by saying that some readers DID find it too complicated:

Fascinating stuff. Thanks to Roy Thomas for the information!

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