Saturday, December 03, 2011

Cowboys & Aliens Circa 1952

Apparently, Steven Busti is claiming that "Cowboys & Aliens" was his idea back in 1994, published the following year in Bizarre Fantasy, and that Scott Rosenberg swiped it for Platinum's 2006 series Cowboys & Aliens. I haven't read either series or seen the recent movie to be able to compare them directly but, frankly, they both suspiciously sound a lot like Charlton's old Space Western Comics from 1952...
So, not exactly an entirely original concept we're dealing with here.

2 comments:

Matt K said...

"...not exactly an entirely original concept we're dealing with here."

Which concept do you mean, a cowboys / space aliens mashup? Or claiming that "this obscure work I created decades ago was ripped off by a subsequent work (which, by sheer coincidence, was recently turned into a mega-budget movie)?"

:-)

DeBT said...

And all the time, I thought it was ripped off from a Far side comic.
http://www.daveandthomas.net/2011/07/21/cowboys-aliens-was-inspired-by-a-far-side-cartoon/