Tomorrow Stories 7 – Tomorrowgrams

Below are Splash Brannigan annotations for Tomorrow Stories, No. 7 “Tomorrowgrams” Letter Column (1 page, June 2000)
Writer: presumably Alan Moore (AM), Letters from: presumably John Seavey , Jackie Williams, Eolake Stobblehouse (not a very common name, so it’s gotta be him), and Richard Onley (presumably him.)
>go to Tomorrow Stories, No. 7, main Splash story “A Bigger Splash”
>return to Splash Brannigan annotations index

Note: These Tomorrowgrams letter columns are pretty obscure. In the words of Alan Moore, “…the whole family conveniently avoids reading the letter column like everyone else.” Tomorrowgrams letter columns were only printed in the comic books, and left out of the trade collected editions. I don’t have all of the original comic books… so the only Tomorrow Stories Tommorrowgrams lettercols I found were in issues 7 and 8. There may be others. The main reason I’ve reviewed them is because issue 8 has a cool Splash Brannigan drawing. If there’s stuff I missed or got wrong, let me know in comments, or email linton.joe [at] gmail.com

General notes: Letter columns were a staple of the superhero comics I grew up reading, though I think they’ve largely been abandoned? It seems like some letters were ghosted by in-house folks… I suspect Alan Moore may have written some of the letters here, as he did in his 1963 series. For now, I am just focusing on Splash Brannigan stuff.

The top of the Tomorrowgrams letter column from Tomorrow Stories No. 7. Photo by Joe Linton who makes no claims to any copyrights

The top of the Tomorrowgrams letter column from Tomorrow Stories No. 7. Photo by Joe Linton who makes no claims to any copyrights

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John Seavey writes:

In any event, I’m looking forward to next month’s debut to [sic] “Splash Brannigan, Indelible Avenger”, and to many more issues to come.

  •   This is the only reference to Splash, and it’s typical boring letter column stuff!
  • The author John Seavey might be this guy, who writes about Dr. Who.
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