I was checking out this 1975 comic book over at this link. It's a hoot of a story by Al Hartley adapting and updating the Biblical saga of Adam and Eve from Genesis. It's a curiously compelling narrative and reasonably well-crafted, as most if not all of Hartley's stuff for Spire seems to be.
But a few images really jumped out at me on the following pages when Lucifer inevitably shows up to tempt Eve. Take a look.
The Devil here looked really familiar in an odd way.
Is Hartley, a former Bullpenner, saying something about his old boss? Or do we just have an unfortunate and unintended similarity here?
It reminds me of how Jack Kirby adapted his old partner into his Fourth World stories in the guise of the ultimate con-artist Funky Flashman.
The devil is in the details as they say.
What does Stan think of my speculations?
That's about right I'd reckon.