Mike’s Comic Hut Bags

Mike’s Comic Hut Bags (1987)

Ilke over at George Perez’s website sent along some images and info pertaining to a Swampy sighting within some comic shop promo materials. While living in New York City, George Perez’s local comic shop was Mike’s Comic Hut. For a little while Perez drew promo art for the Flushing, Queens based store. He created a series of illustrations that were printed on Mike’s shopping bags. The one below, from 1987 depicts Swamp Thing.
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circa 1987

It’s certainly a small sighting but neat non the less. Gumby appears to be on top of Swamp Thing.
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Through very smart, complicated advancements in space-age technology, I was able to blow-up the image of Swamp Thing, refine the quality, reconfigure the pixel ratio and VOILA! A crystal clear image of Swamp Thing.
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Just kidding, and shame on you for believing such technology could ever possibly exist.

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I’d love to find an actual bag (above). Having a piece of Mike’s legacy and a George Perez collectible would be pretty cool. Below are some of the other illustrations that made it on the shop’s bags. The detail is impressive. I hope George was compensated with free comics for his effort.

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circa 1983

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circa 1980

Detail from the 1987 bag. It appears that the Hut changed names at one point.
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Mike’s shop closed it’s doors in 1993.
He passed away the following year.

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