Joint Assembly, pg01
The Beast joined the Avengers, and became the first Marvel weedhead. “The Beast was a product, in his second incarnation here, of my life in California,” Englehart said. “He got older, and he started listening to rock and roll and — quite frankly — he started smoking dope, although we couldn’t say that in the books.”
From Sean Howe’s absolutely fantastic Marvel Comics: The Untold Story.
I found this factoid in particular to be a hoot, and…well, I’m gonna do eight pages of comics about it. Guest starring Patsy Walker: Hellcat, and a few other Vengadores I’m fond of.
I dunno, man. Consider it a Strange Tales kinda thing?
(I have Beast listening to a jazz album as a nod to my Avengers-run-of-choice, the Busiek/Perez one. Beast digs Thelonious Monk. Also, c’mon, had to have a Blue Note album in there, haha.)
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