TESTIMONIALS

"The title alone, ‘Doris Danger Seeks Where Giant Monsters Creep and Stomp’ should have warned me off, but I read it anyway. Somehow, Chris Wisnia had performed the amazing feat of taking the minor masterpieces that Jack Kirby and I had done and looking at them through a carnival's distorting mirror. I wanted to write the sort of thoughtful, philosophical blurb about "DDSWGMC&S" for which I'm so justly famed, but after getting caught up in its weird and wacky contents, no mere words of mine could truly do it the injustice it deserves. Therefore, I'll just add the one sentence that applies to any horror or monster tale—'Read it at your own risk!" - STAN LEE

"The penultimate Kirby-style giant monster comic." - MIKE MIGNOLA

"(I don't believe I've ever actually used the word 'penultimate', and I'm pretty sure I've used it incorrectly, but I like the way it sounds.)" - MIKE MIGNOLA

"Doris Danger makes me laugh out loud...it's like some weird 1980's cartoon that had some really smart and funny people writing it but managed to get a bunch of nonsense past the people who are supposed to make sure those shows are for kids. If you think comics should be fun and full of monsters, you should support Doris Danger!" - JEFFREY BROWN, author of Darth Vader and Son and Incredible Change-Bots

"I love Klingo! From his furrowed brow to his choice in underpants! Awesome and I want this book, nay, demand this book!" - KELLEY JONES

"You are a stalwart warrior for great comics, as proven by one of my all time favorite books [S is for Spanko]... I reread this all the time!!" - KELLEY JONES

"AHHHH so much monster goodness!!!!" - KELLEY JONES

"Wisnia is great!!! Highly recommended AAAAA +++++" - TONY MILLIONAIRE

"Typical Wisnia... thankfully." - DEAN MOTTER

"...hilariously ridiculous... Don't miss it, O' True Believers!" - SCOTT SHAW

"I absolutely love this book. My only gripe? Not enough double-consonants." - SCOTT SHAW

"Loved my first reading exposure to Chris Wisnia's most excellent DORIS DANGER: GIANT MONSTER ADVENTURES... which functioned on multiple levels: mocking retro-comics, while being a retro-comic, mucking up retro-chronologies (hippies in 1951, etc.) with reckless anarchistic abandon and subversive intent. If Robert Anton Wilson had scripted the Timely/Atlas Pre-Marvel monster comics (well, actually, the "non-fiction" comics predating those Timely/Atlas monsterpieces), it would have been something like DORIS DANGER—but, that said, DORIS DANGER mocks Robert Anton Wilson and all conspiracy madness.

"Though it was up against tough reading companions... DORIS DANGER kept me mesmerized, laughing, and in a special pocket of comics heaven for a couple of nights. This is fun stuff, and I'm aching for more.

"If only we'd thought of this when we were doing "1963"—thankfully, I wasn't going there with my revisionist N-Man/Fury/Hypernaut/Sky Solo material (still in progress), which allowed me to savor Chris Wisnia's cosmic joke sans envy, regrets, or worries." - STEPHEN BISSETTE

" "Doris Danger" is terrific stuff! Perfectly apes that Marvel period when Jack Kirby WAS king and everybody was trying to, or being told to, draw like him. But this isn't cheap lampooning, this is well-conceived and executed comics with knock-out art and hilariously funny stories done with just the right balance of reverence and parody! It's like taking a trip back to a simpler more sincere time and spending a few minutes with familiar but somehow refreshing old friends! Walk don't run to your nearest retailer and pick this stuff up--it's a hoot and a holler and deserves a place on any conscientious collector's book shelf! I envy you your first experience with DORIS!" - BRUCE JONES

"Very fun and wild retro-cool-monster-driven stuff." - J. H. Williams III

"It's not easy catching the vibe of the classic Kirby Monsters, but Chris Wisnia does it with style. It's like finding a hidden treasure." - STEVE NILES

"I love this "giant-monster" stuff! And since Stan and Jack (with or without Larry Lieber and Dick Ayers) aren't doing it any more, someone's got to take up the slack. That makes Chris Wisnia the biggest slacker of all! King Kong has been dethroned... and, as Nietzche once said, Godzilla is dead!" - ROY THOMAS

"If you like giant monsters, AND Doris Danger, then how could you possibly not LOVE Doris Danger Giant Monster Stories? Answer: You Couldn't!" - PETER BAGGE

"Doris Danger's many things, a comedy, monster theater, adventure, sure, but most of all it's a tragedy in my eyes, mainly for the fact that I can't help but be depressed about real life not being this awesome." - JHONEN VASQUEZ

"Bullets can't stop it! Bombs can't stop it! You cannot escape! DORIS DANGER! She fascinates you! Compels you! She cannot be resisted! So don't even try! Grab this book now -- and enjoy your doom!" - KURT BUSIEK

"I read the preview you supplied, and suddenly I was back in the 1950's. Comics-wise, that's a good, fun thing. Anything Dick Ayers touches has magic for me. People out there! Read this! Have some fun! Smile! Or, at least buy it and support the arts!" - JIM SHOOTER

"This book has giant monsters that outshine even the ones from WUTHERING HEIGHTS! Enjoy!" - ADAM HUGHES

"A MONSTERous thrill on every page! How could I live without it???" - JIM STERANKO

"During the Vietnam War, someone once said the Police were losing control of the hippies because they were up against a world they really didn't understand. This is how a lot of people react to Chris’s stuff. He defies gravity, creates, writes and draws his own out of control universe, a unique hybrid of Kirby/Monster-Pulp-Detective/Mag- or is it all a satire? Nobody can accuse him of courting popularity. Yet, Chris Wisnia endures, grows fans, and improves in leaps and bounds. He’s a singular voice in a crowded market of imitators and super hero addicts. His world is a welcome treat for those daring enough to try; a world most of us don’t understand. Inside his pages, he does make sense. Plus, it’s… fun. Bizarre. And weird. Just like Chris." - SAM KIETH

"I'll tell you what Jack would have told you. Kid, you need to work in your own style." - MIKE ROYER

"You sure have been influenced by the "King". I enjoyed the work you sent and the inking reminds me a little of Dick Ayers... Study some of my work over Jack. If I were to ink your pencils I could make it appear that it was Kirby.... I'm impressed with your work Chris, and you sure have the ability to become another Kirby. Just keep at it! ...I feel you have great possibilities! ." - JOE SINNOTT

"This has got to be the most eccentric comics project I have ever seen." - DANIEL CLOWES

"You want a quote? Just write something that sounds like I said it-- but make sure I like it, because I do. The giddiness of this stuff is contagious." - BRIAN AZZARELLO

"Chris is keeping a cool genre that is close to my heart, alive. His stuff oozes with funky humor and his own respectful homage of monsters with square toes. Brilliant!" - "BIG" MARIO HERNANDEZ

"WHAT IF...Jack Kirby jumped off the top of a 20 story roller coaster and into a cesspool of gummi worms? Probably these comics." - JOHNNY RYAN

"Endlessly inventive, energetic, and monstrously fun." - DAVID MACK

"GIANT MONSTERS HAVE BEEN IN MY GIANT IMAGINATION ALL MY GIANT LIFE. I WISH I COULD HAVE MORE OF THEM IN MY PRESENT GIANT LIFE, AND THIS IS THE PLACE TO FILL THAT GIANT NEED!" - GILBERT HERNANDEZ

"Some of the monsters aren't monsters, they're robots, or projections, some of the robots are people, some of the people are robots, some of the people are french, or "midgets", most everyone is a double or triple-agent. It's nuts, and the deadpan idiocy builds really nicely and the book really grows on you as you go along." - EVAN DORKIN

"A fantastic hoot! Great pin-ups, too..." - DAVE GIBBONS

"I've had a full read now, rather than just a quick skim-through, and the opinion still stands." - DAVE GIBBONS

"Who doesn't love big monsters?! Well, I do, and if you do too you need to crack open this book and take in all the monster love." - MIKE ALLRED

"Giant Monsters in Diapers..." - MICHAEL KALUTA

"...Dude, you know I love the magazine and think it rocks..." - TIM BRADSTREET

"In an amendment to my letter dated 1.27.05 OK Cree (that's what I call Chris' that I like --Not the 'OK' part, the 'Cree' part . . .) Anyway. It should be stated for clarification that when I mentioned (in the aforementioned letter) that "I'm so not a monster guy", I'm not suggesting that I don't like monsters, nay. Only that it's a challenge to draw them. And I'm talking big, nasty, monster type monsters like Godzilla, Mothra, a giant stone Golem, or for that matter even werewolves. It's that photo ref thing you see. A lot of artists who do not admit to using photo ref call this dilemma "limitation" or "restriction of the media", or simply a "lack of talent". Petty technical jealousies aside, I call it plain laziness. You see normally I'd just do a little research and find out where the closest possible giant stone Golem was hanging out terrorizing some townspeople or villagers, but I'm lazy see? I mean everyone knows there are Werewolves in Bakersfield and even in El Centro, but who wants to go there, right? So you see my problem. I apologize if my earlier generalization was not totally clear. I write it off to sleep deprivation.

"Now normally, if you were paying me a huge amount of money like those movie people who talked me into drawing a big poster for a Werewolf film, I'd somehow find the time or summon up the guts to drive up to Bakersfield for a clandestine photo op. And the bitch of it is you have to wait until the Lunar cycle is in full to make the trip, otherwise you're just wasting your time talking to Native American medicine men and the occasional alleged witness to a sighting. So it's true, money talks. But flattery and tenaciousness certainly has its upside. It just takes longer. Anyway stay in touch on this.

"I may be doing a scout for Lion's Gate for an upcoming Succubus thriller called "Dear Vlad". I have a special relationship with the Vampires so maybe, just maybe I'll have something for you soon.

"Eternally yours" - TIM BRADSTREET

"I just reread my copy of Doris Danger Seeks Where Giant Monsters Creep & Stomp, and my wife had to tell me to knock it off - my laffs were waking up the neighbours! It's absolutely brilliant work - hysterically funny, but still utterly respectful of the source material...I thot it was the best comic book I have ever read in my entire life!" - KEN STEACY

"Chris Wisnia's Doris Danger comic has a strong fondness for the early Kirby/Ayers days when monster comics ruled the day in the mid-1950's. The writing, drawing, and inking all have that reminiscent feel, and for those who yearn to return to the simpler days of comic storytelling, check it out. Lots of industry pros contributed some pin-ups on top of a valiant effort by Chris for his writing, drawing, and publishing." - STEVE RUDE, Artist of Nexus, the Moth, and publisher of Rude Dude comics

"Chris Wisnia cracks me up." - EDDIE CAMPBELL

"There are monsters -and then there are Monsters...and then there are giant, Kirby-style MONSTERS. I love this book and I heartily recommend it to monster fans, Kirby fans and fans of the tongue-in-cheek. Buy two and let your kids use the first one as a coloring book -because kids love monsters, too!" - JILL THOMPSON

"Chris, I just wanted to say I finished D.D.S.W.U.C.C.&S #1 Aug., that is. Aye, yi, yi! It was so funny, I actually did forget to laugh. I have to admit, the two copies I recently received sat around for a couple of days, until my kid, Alex, stole one of them and ran off. He was still laughing his head off as he disappeared over the horizon. I had to find out what that was all about. Of course, I was at Marvel when a number of their D.D.S.W.U.C.C.&S wannabes were actually being produced, and now, years later, I wished I'd had a hand in the chaos--come to think of it, maybe I did. Could you sue somebody for copying you before you created the publication? Maybe in the world of quantum physics. Anyway, good job." - HERB TRIMPE

"A big, bristling, bombastic, black&white, blockbusting buttload o' fun!" - MATT WAGNER

"Whoop-de-doo, Chris! I enjoy inking your pencilling..." - DICK AYERS

"I rank you with the very best of pencillers, Chris..." - DICK AYERS

"H'lo, Chris... Makes me happy I'm instrumental in your pursuit of getting established in the comic book publishing world... I'm looking forward to inking your next story." - DICK AYERS

"i thoroughly enjoyed reading your book. it felt more like kirby than kirby in some ways. it made reading comics really *fun* again. it brought me back to when i was just a little scribbler and already an avowed comics fanatic- a lover and fellow traveller in the world of monsters and make believe. great luck and success with the book." - BILL SIENKIEWICZ

"I love your Doris Danger comics because they are so brilliant and original! I have some suggestions: how about a story where the Easter Island statues come to life? Maybe they could turn out to be aliens from another planet! And you could call it, "Whom the Gods Would Destroy." What do you think? And another thing: how about a fan club with a cute name, like, say, the Delightful Doris Danger Dancing Society? Do I qualify for a no-prize?
Your biggest fan,"
- TAPDANCING TRINA ROBBINS

"...Hilarious...a very good laugh...rollicking elliptical balls of confusion highlighted by monster-fearing military men, monster-loving guerrillas, monster-hating spy organizations, monster-manipulating secret societies, and, of course, Giant Monsters, as well as robots, aliens, assassins, double-agents, triple-agents and hapless boyfriends..." - STEVEN GRANT

"Stop not buying them [i.e. Doris Danger Giant Monster Adventures], you inhuman fiends!"
- JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Thanks for stopping by! I’m Chris Wisnia, a mild-mannered “private guitar instructor” in sunny Davis, California. I’ve been publishing comics (including “Doris Danger Giant Monster Adventures,” which appeared as a back-up feature in my earliest books), since 2004! And ever since then, fame, critical acclaim, wealth, and respect have eluded me!
I am a card-carrying skeptic with a deep fascination with people’s beliefs in the supernatural, and the lengths ordinary people sometimes go to justify mistaken beliefs. I also harbor an enormous love for the giant monster comics of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko, which were published by Atlas Comics in the late 1950’s.
These two interests came together for me on a whim, like a burst of creative lightning, when I met legendary Dick Ayers in 2002 at San Diego’s Comic-Con, and he agreed to ink my five page Kirby-style giant monster story! And that’s how all this fun began. I never dreamed this initial throw-away story would grow in scope and depth like 1958’s the Blob to consume so much of my time and energies, and yet here we are, and the brainstorming and creations of Doris Danger’s Giant Monster Adventures continue to excite and stimulate me - to the delight of a few and groans of irritation by many…

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Despite a day job, family, and mortgage (events that continually slow the pace of progress I wish I could achieve), I’ve been dedicated to professionally publishing comics since 2004. Usually in the quiet late hours of the night (after my patient wife, two unmanageable sons, ill-mannered dog, and two well-meaning guinea pigs have gone to sleep), shunning any public interaction and reclusively shutting myself in at every available moment, to the disdain and exasperation of alienated family and friends, I’ve devoted all my free time to creating comics stories.
Why would a sane human being do this? FOR YOU, FANS! Toward the goal of telling stories that entertain.
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